Jail body scanner discovers handgun in folds of woman’s belly
Oct 16, 2021, 8:07 AM
(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.