A 20-year-old woman from Missouri is facing felony charges after police found her early Thursday morning in possession of a large amount of heroin and ecstasy, as well as a loaded handgun which she hid in her vagina.
The .380 pistol, which was fully loaded with a round in the chamber, was found by a female correctional officer during a strip search at the McLean County jail in Illinois.
Amika Witt was stopped after officers clocked her at 90 mph on Interstate 55 around 5 a.m. Witt was apparently hiding heroin and ecstasy in her bra and was arrested and hauled off to jail.
“When you find drugs, you look for guns,” said McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage, who noted that full body searches are performed on all inmates who come in on drug charges.
No one was injured in the incident, but Witt was charged with armed violence by possessing a weapon during the alleged commission of a felony and while in possession of drugs, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Witt’s passenger, 29-year-old Clinton McDonald, was also charged with unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of ecstasy.
Witt told authorities she and McDonald were headed from Illinois to St. Louis with the drugs – and were apparently in a hurry to get there.
Updated 9/14 10:20 p.m to correct jail location.
[ The Pantagraph ]