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.