A woman who had been accused of hiding a loaded handgun inside her vaginal cavity has pleaded guilty to weapon and drug charges.
According to Illinois-based newspaper The Pantagraph, Anika Witt – believed to be 27 from Ozark, Missouri – pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a felon and to unlawful possession of a controlled substance on Friday.
A prosecutor’s statement read in court on September 2017 alleged a loaded Kimber .380-caliber handgun was found inside Witt’s body during a strip search undertaken by a female correctional officer at McLean County jail.
Ms Witt had been stopped for speeding on September 7 and it is reported a search uncovered heroin in her bra, while ecstasy was found in the vehicle, the prosecutor’s statement read.
She was then taken to the county jail where the unusual discovery was made during her booking.
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According to online reports, part of Witt’s plea deal is to testify at court proceedings of her co-defenfent in the case, Clinton McDonald.
McDonald had been a passenger in the car and is charged with unlawful possession of ecstasy, and unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver the drug, The Pantagraph reported.
Witt faces up to 10 years in jail for the weapons charge and up to 15 years on the drug charge.
She is due to be sentenced in June.