A Missouri woman who smuggled a gun into a county jail hidden in her vagina was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stunt.
The Smoking Gun reported that Amy Wilhite, 39, had been arrested on February 14 for gun and drug charges. When she was booked into the Boone County jail in Columbia, Missouri, she passed an initial search by the Columbia Police Department, both during a pat down and strip search. Seventeen days into her sentence, jailers discovered the 4-inch, .22 caliber revolver that was loaded with five rounds and weighed just 4.6 ounces. The gun was discovered wrapped in plastic among Wilhite’s items in the jail.
Investigators allege Wilhite concealed the small weapon in her vagina to avoid detection but later “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.’ But fellow inmates