A woman smuggled a loaded gun into prison in her vagina – and officers didn’t find it until weeks later.
Amy Wilhite, 39, brought the .22 calibre revolver to Boone County Jail in Missouri, the US, on February 14 – fully loaded with five rounds.
Officers initially carried out a pat and a strip search but failed to find the weapon.
They didn’t track it down until 17 days later, at which point it was wrapped up in plastic among White’s possessions, The Smoking Gun reports.
In a probable cause statement, investigators alleged that Wilhite had “removed the firearm from her body and concealed it within her personal belongings.”
During questioning at the jail, Wilhite admitted possessing the firearm, but claimed “she was only holding it for another female detainee.”
However, fellow inmates in Wilhite’s housing unit “all stated Amy was in possession of the firearm,” an investigator reported.
She later pleaded guilty to “delivery or concealment” of the weapon at a Circuit Court hearing.
Wilhite was ordered to serve a decade in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
She also pleaded guilty to felony drug and weapons counts for which she was originally arrested and told to serve five years on each conviction.
All terms will run concurrently.
Earlier this month, a fluffy white cat was caught red-pawed smuggling drugs into a notorious jail, guards said.
Cats are allegedly being used to smuggle drugs in the infamous Central American prison in Panama.
Authorities at Nueva Esperanza Prison said they caught afelinefelon trying to enter the site while carrying a variety of suspected drugs.
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The substances, believed to be crack, cocaine and cannabis, were recovered from a pouch tied to the fluffy whitecat'sbody outside the prison in Colon, north of the capital Panama City.
"The animal had a cloth tied around its neck" filled with wrapped packets of white powder, leaves and "vegetable matter", according to Andres Gutierrez, head of the Panama Penitentiary System.
Prison guards have also reportedly intercepted homing pigeons swooping in to deliver narcotics to the prison's 1,700 inmates.
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