UPDATE: Charges Dismissed Against Meridian Woman Following Attempt to Bring Weapon Aboard Plane at Boise Airport


Officers with the Transportation Security Administration at the Boise Airport announced today that they recently discovered a loaded firearm at the security checkpoint—the fourth firearm TSA agents have discovered this year in a carry-on bag at the airport.

The incident occurred June 14, when TSA agents said they discovered a .380 caliber Ruger, loaded with six rounds. The owner, 31-year-old Mia Gussie of Meridian, was ticketed for travel to San Francisco. She held a valid concealed weapons permit, but she was cited for attempting to bring a weapon aboard an aircraft. The weapon was taken into police custody.

UPDATE: In July 2013, prosecutors agreed to reduce the charge to Disturbing the Peace. Gussie pleaded guilty to the lesser charge, and was ordered to pay a fine of $452.50 and was additionally ordered to one year of probation.

In April, 2017, the court agreed to dismiss the charges.