Jail body scanner discovers handgun in folds of woman’s belly

Oct 16, 2021, 8:07 AM
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The results of a body scan by a Tek84 Body Scanner showed the outline of a small handgun. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
(Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Snohomish County Corrections deputies made an unexpected discovery while booking a 30-year-old woman into jail on Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies found a loaded semi-automatic handgun hidden between the folds of the woman’s belly.

They say they made the discovery when the woman was placed in a body-scanning machine used to identify and reduce contraband entering the jail.

The woman was immediately handcuffed and booked into jail on an added charge of possession of a weapon by a prisoner, a class C felony.

Deputies say the gun was a Colt .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun.

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Jail body scanner discovers handgun in folds of woman’s belly