Woman Gets Two Years For Gun In Body Cavity

Inmate's "discharge date" is September 2019

JUNE 14--A woman who had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina at the time of her arrest last year has been sentenced to two years in state prison on weapons and heroin possession charges, Illinois court records show.

Anika Witt, 27, was sentenced last month after pleading guilty to a pair of felony charges as part of a plea agreement that required her to testify against a codefendant.

Jailed since her arrest last September, Witt faced a maximum of ten years on the gun charge and 15 years for narcotics possession. While sentenced to two years in state prison, Witt has been credited for the eight months she spent in the McLean County lockup.

Witt and a male acquaintance were busted following a traffic stop on Interstate 55 just north of Bloomington. A search of the duo’s car turned up heroin and Ecstasy, cops reported.

Witt’s .380 caliber Kimber handgun was not discovered by investigators until she was subjected to a strip search while being booked into the county jail. A female corrections officer recovered the loaded weapon from Witt’s vagina. The gun had a bullet in the chamber and its magazine was fully loaded, police say.

The gun seized from Witt is seen in the above police evidence photo.

Witt, pictured below, was transferred late last month from the McLean County jail to the Logan Correctional Center, a state prison housing more than 1800 female inmates.

Illinois Department of Corrections records list Witt’s “projected discharge date” as September 7, 2019.