Police officers in Oklahoma found a loaded gun inside a drug suspect's vagina during a raid.

A woman police officer saw the gun's grip poking out from Christie Harris's body during an intimate search. Bags of drugs were discovered secreted in Harris's rectum.

The 28-year-old was arrested along with a second suspect, Jennifer Delancy, after a drug dog search of their vehicle.

Crystal meth, drug paraphernalia, a pistol and a loaded clip of bullets were found inside the vehicle.

During the ride to jail, Harris "stated several times that she needed to go to the bathroom", said police.

Officer Kathy Unbewust conducted a strip search of Harris despite the latter's objections.

Unbewust said that she observed a wooden and metal item sticking out from her vaginal area. The concealed weapon contained "three live rounds inside and one spent shell".

"It would seem to be a very dangerous place to carry a loaded firearm," Pontotoc county district attorney Chris Ross said. "If it goes off it's only going one place."

Harris has been held on weapons and narcotics charges.