Police say a woman had a concealed handgun in her possession as she was being booked on a DUI charge at the Snohomish County Jail on Wednesday. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Police say a woman had a concealed handgun in her possession as she was being booked on a DUI charge at the Snohomish County Jail on Wednesday. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Police: Woman had gun in her abdomen when booked into jail

The loaded Colt .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun was found in the folds of her flesh at the Snohomish County Jail.

EVERETT — Police say a woman tried to bring a handgun into the Snohomish County Jail on Wednesday.

Her method? Hide the gun between folds of flesh in her abdomen, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman, 30, was originally booked around 9 a.m. Wednesday for investigation of driving under the influence, according to the sheriff’s office. During the booking process, the woman was placed into a body scanner. Images from the scanner allegedly showed the outline of a small semiautomatic handgun. The Tek84 Body Scanner has been used in the jail since January.

The loaded firearm was later identified as a Colt .25-caliber pistol.

Corrections deputies handcuffed the woman while the gun was confiscated and put in a weapons locker, according to the sheriff’s office.

The woman was booked for another charge: investigation of possession of a weapon by a prisoner. That’s a class C felony.

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