A routine traffic stop in Waco, Texas, Monday led to the discovery of a large drug stash inside a vehicle — and a loaded handgun inside the female suspect’s vagina.
The Waco Police Department said on Facebook that officers pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 11 p.m. and arrested and charged both the driver, 30-year-old Garbiel Garcia, and the passenger, 31-year-old Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, with possession of Methamphetamine in a drug free zone because the traffic stop happened within 1000 ft. of West Elementary School.
An initial search led to the discovery of 2.7 grams of Methamphetamine concealed under Garcia’s driver’s seat in the Toyota Land Rover.
A further search of the vehicle found another 29.5 grams of Methamphetamine in Castaneda’s purse along with a set of digital weighing scales.
However, it was the confession that Castaneda made during her transport to jail that led to perhaps the most startling discovery of the night.
“During Castaneda’s transport to the jail she told the officer that she had concealed a handgun inside her vagina,” the Waco Police Department’s statement said. “Officers immediately stopped and a female officer searched Castaneda discovering she had in fact placed a loaded Smith and Wesson pistol inside her body cavity.”
Police added that the weapon had a round chambered and a full magazine of bullets.
The magazine has a capacity of five rounds. With an additional round in the chamber, Castaneda would have been carrying six rounds.
Castaneda was additionally charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon. Bond for Garcia was set at $10,000 while bond for Castaneda was set at $31,000.