by Rachel Ogbu
A woman was taken into custody last week after a loaded gun was found hidden inside her vagina and a bag of drugs concealed between her buttocks, police reports say.
Suspect Christie Dawn Harris, 28, was first arrested in Ada, Oklahoma when police uncovered crystal meth, drug paraphernalia, a pistol and some ammo in a car during a search. She was taken into the station but refused to change into prison uniform.
After she agreed to have a body cavity search, that was when Officer Kathy Unbewust “observed at that time a wooden and metal item sticking out from her vagina area.”
The wooden and metal item turned out to be a loaded .22-caliber handgun containing three rounds of live ammunition and one spent shell.
According to reports, further inspection produced more plastic bags filled with methamphetamine.
Pontotoc County District Attorney Chris Ross was quoted by The Examiner as saying: “It would seem a very dangerous place to carry a loaded firearm. If it goes off it’s only going in one place.”
She now faces weapons and drugs charges with a partner in crime.
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WGN-TV news anchor Robin Baumgarten wept with laughter as she delivered a report into the arrest, exclaiming “What?!” as her co-anchor Larry Postash added: “The old caboose pistol; everybody has one.”
Doug Wyllie wrote: “Look, I know that suspects stowing stuff in body cavities is not new.
The police report into Christie’s arrest, as published on The Smoking Gun
“This sort of thing makes for a salacious news headline every so often, but the fact is that male and female criminals use body cavity concealment all the time, for all manner of contraband.
“In fact, it is so commonplace in the world of corrections that unless the example is particularly extreme, my colleagues over on CorrectionsOne don’t even bother posting articles about it.
“But when things like this get on our radar, they are good opportunities to reinforce our best practices, and refocus our minds on officer safety.”