Inmate used ‘body cavity’ to bring small pistol to jail, sheriff’s office says

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COLUMBIA, Missouri (WDAF) – An inmate in a Missouri The prison faces additional charges after investigators said it hid a small gun in a “body cavity” to smuggle into the facility.

Amy Natasha Wilhite faces a charge of delivering or possessing a weapon at the Boone County Jail.

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday, detention staff found a gun inside one of the accommodations.

An investigation has determined that Wilhite allegedly hid a tiny gun in an unspecified body cavity when she was held in prison on February 14. Wilhite allegedly removed the gun and hid it in his personal belongings.

Wilhite was initially searched three times, including a procedural strip search, but no weapons were found.

Investigators said the gun, a .22 caliber North American Arms revolver, weighed only 4.6 ounces.

Wilhite was originally arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, failure to appear and breach of probation on an initial DWI charge .

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