A Missouri woman managed to sneak a tiny gun into prison despite being searched multiple times while she was being processed. Amy Natasha Wilhite, 39, was arrested on Valentine’s Day and hit with a litany of charges, including possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. She was also charged for failing to appear at a court appearance and violating her probation stemming from a previous DUI charge.
When Wilhite was booked into the Boone County jail, she underwent three searches, including a pat-down and a strip search, before she was released into the general population.
Authorities said that Wilhite managed to conceal a loaded .22 caliber revolver inside her body. The gun was just four inches long, two-and-a-half-inches wide, and weighed about 4.6 ounces.
Once she was in her cell, she removed the gun and hid it in her personal belongings, where it went undetected for more than two weeks. A staff member discovered the miniature revolver inside one of the housing units at the prison.
Wilhite is now facing an additional charge of delivery or possession of a weapon at a county/private jail/corrections center, which is a class B felony.
Photo: Boone County Sheriff’s Department