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BLOOMINGTON — A Missouri woman accused of having a handgun concealed in her vaginal cavity during her booking at the McLean County jail pleaded guilty Friday to weapon and drug charges.

Anika Witt, 20, of Ozark, pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. According to a prosecutor's statement read in court in September, Witt was stopped Sept. 7 for speeding on Interstate 55 near Chenoa.

A search of the vehicle turned up heroin in her bra and ecstasy, said the statement.

After Witt was taken to the jail, a female correctional officer found a loaded Kimber .380-caliber handgun inside Witt's body, said the prosecutor.

Witt faces a sentence range of probation to 4 to 15 years on the heroin charge and 2 to 10 years on the weapons charge. She also must pay a $6,400 street value fine on the drug charge.

Witt agreed to cooperate with the state and testify at court proceedings involving Clinton McDonald, who was a passenger in the vehicle. McDonald, 29, also of Missouri, is charged with unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver the drug, and unlawful possession of ecstasy.

As part of the plea agreement, the state agreed to dismiss four other felony counts, including armed violence that carries a mandatory prison term of 6 to 30 years.   

A June 27 sentencing date is set.

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Contact Edith Brady-Lunny at (309) 820-3276. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_blunny

McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.