Illinois State Police

A Missouri woman was found in possession of a handgun inside her vaginal cavity during a strip search by McLean County correctional officer.

Amika Witt, 20, of Ozark, Mo., was stopped at 5 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 55 for speeding. The officer who pulled Witt over found drugs, including heroin and ecstasy, during the search of the vehicle and Witt.

During the search, the officer found a loaded Kimber .380 caliber handgun inside her body.

Witt now faces charges of armed violence, for possession of a weapon, possession of drugs and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Witt had a passenger in the car, Clinton McDonald, 29, of Springfield, Mo., who has been charged with unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of ecstasy.

All suspects brought to the facility on drug charges have a complete body search performed.

Witt is being held in lieu of $40,035 and McDonald in custody of lieu of $20,035.

CINDY HERNANDEZ is a News Reporter reporter for The Vidette. She can be reached at cherna9@ilstu.eduFollow her on Twitter at @Cindylu_7

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