The Smoking Gun reports Archer was arrested Monday on charges of driving with a suspended license and taken to the Kingsport jail, where a female corrections officer performed a standard search. According to police, sometime during the procedure the C.O. found an "unidentified item" hidden in Archer's crotch. After a more involved search in a bathroom, the C.O. discovered the "North American Arms 22 LR revolver (loaded) which Ms. Dallas had concealed in her vagina," as the police report put it.
The four-inch-long pistol was stolen last year from a car belonging to 70-year-old John Souther.
When told by the Smoking Gun where his gun was found, Souther responded, "Oh, Gosh," and later added that he would have to give the "little fellow" a "bath in bleach."
Archer was charged with gun possession and introducing contraband into a penal facility, and was later released on $6,000 bond.