Woman discovered to have loaded gun in her vagina during traffic stop

Ashley Cecilia Castaneda (Photo courtesy: Waco Police Department)

WACO, Texas -- A woman who was arrested for drug possession during a traffic stop in Texas was found to have a fully-loaded gun hidden inside her vagina, according to Waco Police.

Waco officers pulled over a car just before 11 p.m. Monday for a traffic violation and found the driver, who they identified as 30-year-old Gabriel Garcia, had 2.7 grams meth concealed under his seat, according to investigators.

A further search revealed his passenger, who they identified as 31-year-old Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, had 29.5 grams of meth and a set of digital weighing scales in her purse.

Both were arrested and charged with possession of meth in a Drug Free Zone, Waco Police said. The traffic stop occurred near an elementary school.

However, as the woman was being taken to the jail, she told officers she had hidden a handgun inside her vagina.

Officers immediately stopped and a female officer searched the woman, discovering she had in fact placed a loaded .22 semi-automatic Smith and Wesson pistol inside her body cavity, Waco police said. The weapon had a round chambered and a full magazine of bullets.

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