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Oklahoma County Jail Inmate Smuggles Loaded Gun In Body Cavity

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Mark Valadez was arrested for a city violation, but is now facing felony charges after being found with a loaded Derringer handgun. Mark Valadez was arrested for a city violation, but is now facing felony charges after being found with a loaded Derringer handgun.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

An inmate is accused of sneaking a loaded gun into the Oklahoma County Jail by hiding it inside his body.

Mark Valadez was arrested for a city violation, but is now facing felony charges after being found with a loaded Derringer handgun.

Sheriff John Whetsel says the gun got past a body search because Valadez smuggled the gun through his body.

The jail was so busy over the weekend that Valadez wasn't put through a metal detector.

Valadez started bragging to other inmates. That's when his cell was searched and the gun with one round was found.

It's a violation of jail policy not to pass an inmate through a metal detector.

Authorities are using surveillance video to find the jail employee responsible.

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