Woman pleads guilty to weapons charge after officials stunned to find her hiding a .380 caliber pistol in body cavity
27-year-old Anika Witt of Ozark, Missouri was arrested last September along with an acquaintance; drugs and the weapon were recovered from them
A Missouri woman who was found to have a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina pleaded guilty to weapons possession and narcotics charges, reports The Smoking Gun.
On Friday, 27-year-old Anika Witt copped to a pair of felony charges during an appearance in Circuit Court in McLean County, Illinois. The plea comes as a part of an agreement that demands that she testify against an acquaintance, Clinton McDonald, with whom she was arrested in September last year, at the trial.
Witt faces 15 years in custody on a heroin possession charge and up to 10 years in prison on the gun rap. That being said, the judge advised that her cooperation and good behavior would result in a greatly reduced term when she appears in court for sentencing in June.
Witt's plea deal came after prosecutors agreed to drop four other counts of felony lodged against her in the conviction. She faces a $6400 penalty related to the heroin possession.
According to law enforcement, 29-year-old Clinton McDonald and Anika Witt were arrested after being pulled over on Interstate 55 just north of Bloomington. When authorities conducted a search of the vehicle and the person, they found ecstasy in Witt's bra and heroin in the car.
While talking to the Chenoa cops, Witt told them that she was headed to St. Louis with the drugs. She was detained for overspeeding through the central Illinois town.
Following the arrest, Witt was taken to the McLean County jail, where, upon a full body strip search, a female jailer founded a fully loaded Kimber .380 caliber lodged in a place where the sun don't shine - her vagina. Authorities said that the gun, which is 5.6" long and weighs 13.4 ounces with an empty magazine, had a fully loaded clip and a bullet in the chamber.
Witt's long rap sheet constitutes multiple arrests, collars for theft, passing bad checks and resisting arrest, according to police records.
Hiding a gun in a special place like this is more common than one might fathom.
According to KWTX, a woman named Ashley Cecilia Castaneda from Waco, Texas was sentenced to 10 years of probation last year for possession of methamphetamine. Two years before her sentencing, she had stuffed a .22 caliber pistol in an intimate area down her pants.
The New York Daily News reported that the retired car salesman who had informed about the missing gun said that it would need "a bath in bleach."