An Oklahoma woman who attempted to conceal a loaded handgun in her vagina during a drug bust back in March has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Christie Dawn Harris, 28, entered no contest pleas to three felony counts during a hearing in Pontotoc County District Court last week and Judge Steven Kessinger sentenced her to serve 25 years on each count with the penalties to run concurrently
Harris already had multiple felony convictions. Her most recent charges are possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, gun possession and bringing contraband into jail. In addition to the jail time, Kessinger ordered that Harris pay $1363 in court costs and fees.
In March, Harris and another woman were in a vehicle outside a restaurant when a drug dog alerted police to the car. A search by police uncovered meth, a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine. When she was taken to jail, Harris told an officer “several times that she needed to go to the bathroom,” the The Smoking Gun reported.
While she was being processed, Harris was hesitant about pulling down her underwear so that a female officer could check for contraband and “advised that she was on her period and did not want to.”
After Harris finally relented, Officer Kathy Unbewust reported, “I observed at that time a wooden and metal item sticking out from her vagina area.” Unbewust then “pulled the item from her vagina and found it to be a 5 shot revolver with rounds in the chamber.”
Investigators subsequently identified the weapon as a Freedom Arms .22-caliber handgun. It was loaded with three live rounds and one spent shell.