OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - Oklahoma County officials were in for a big surprise over the weekend when an inmate was found with a loaded firearm inside the jail, but how he managed to smuggle it in, is what has lawmen taking a second look.
Thanks to another inmate, they were able to get to the "bottom" of it.
So how did this man manage to smuggle a loaded weapon intojail?
"'Keistering' is what they call it; they take whatever it is and up the hole she goes," explained one man familiar with the tactic.
In this case, authorities said the weapon got past a body search.
Authorities said because so many people were booked into jail over the weekend, Mark Gregory Valadez never went through a metal detector before being put into a jail cell with his "concealed" weapon.
He was originally arrested on a city violation that is now a felony count of possession of contraband in a penal institution… and a trip to the hospital.
Sheriff Whetsel said Valadez began bragging about the gun to other inmatesand that's when things got a bit more thorough.
"A pat-down will not reveal a Derringer firearm that is secreted in a body cavity," Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said.