DATELINE: BOONE COUNTY, MISSOURI
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says the woman underwent three searches on her way into jail and the firearm was never detected.
Over 2 weeks later, and after she had been put into the jail’s general population, guards found the pistol with her belongings.
The sheriff’s office says it’s 4 inches long and about 2 1/2 inches wide and weighs about 4.6 ounces.
“It is believed Amy Natasha Wilhite, 39, had the very small revolver concealed within a body cavity when she was brought into the Boone County Jail on (Feb. 14),” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
She now has a delivery or possession of a weapon at a jail charge to go along with felonies that got her behind bars to begin with.