Courthouse security guard finds gun in woman’s purse

No word if Smith knew the gun was in her purse

POSTED: 06:04 PM PST Jan 30, 2013    UPDATED: 03:33 AM PST Jan 31, 2013 
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SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

A woman is behind bars tonight accused of passing through the Santa Maria Courthouse security with a loaded gun in her purse.

Santa Barbara County sheriff officials said Nicole Grandy-Smith was attending a court hearing Tuesday.

The gun was seized by police and Smith was arrested for possession of a concealed fire arm.

No word yet if Smith knew the gun was in her purse.