Late Monday evening, Waco police pulled over a 1998 Toyota Land Rover with a man and a woman inside. During said stop, they discovered just over two and a half grams of meth under the driverâ€™s seat and arrested 30-year-old Gabriel Garcia for possession of methamphetamine in a drug-free zone (because the stop was within a thousand feet of an elementary school).
Then they got to the female passenger â€“ 31-year-old Ashley Cecilia Castaneda. 29.5 grams of meth were found in her purse along with a set of digital scales. She was arrested on the same charge.
But itâ€™s what she revealed to the officers as she was being transported to McLennan County Jail that has received the most attention â€“ she had a loaded Smith and Wesson .22-caliber semi-auto handgun stashed in her vagina.
The officers then pulled the car over and got a female officer on the scene to retrieve the gun. It had one round in the chamber and a full magazine.
Needless to say, she was then given an additional charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Ashley and Gabriel remain in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of $31,000 and $10,000 bonds, respectively.