By Jessie Williams
A Red Boiling Springs woman is behind bars following a traffic stop and arrest that revealed she was concealing a gun, meth and marijuana inside her body.
According to a report by Macon County law enforcement, Deputy Clinton Friar was on patrol around 11:15 p.m., on June 12, 2022, when he observed a Chevy S10 pickup truck, without taillights, traveling on Highway 52.
After initiating a traffic stop, officer Friar noticed the driver, identified as 49-year-old Sheila Gail Smitty, had dilated pupils and was sweating profusely.
She admitted to being on probation for drug related charges but denied having any narcotics inside the vehicle or on her person.
Miss Smitty gave officer Friar consent to search the vehicle and her purse.
While the officer was conducting the search, Miss Smitty took it upon herself to begin emptying out her pockets – placing several 22 caliber bullets and a baggie on top of the car, that contained a Suboxone pill and a Suboxone strip.
Smitty was placed under arrest and transported to the Macon County Jail.
As standard practice during the booking process, Smitty was X-rayed by the corrections staff, and what they discovered was shocking.
Inside of her vaginal cavity was what appeared to be a gun and two baggies.
After the retrieval of these items, it was discovered Smitty was concealing a 22 caliber revolver inside of a holster, a baggie containing approximately 4.1 grams of a crystalized substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, and another baggie containing approximately 2.1 grams of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
Smitty, a convicted felon, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, introduction of drugs into a county institution, violation of light law, simple possession (2 counts) and manufacture/delivery/possession of methamphetamine.
Her bond was set at $37,000, and she is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on July 27, 2022.
Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons would like to recognize Deputy Friar and the corrections staff for their thorough search of inmates and their continued efforts to keep drugs out of the jail.