Owen Co. woman arrested for drug trafficking

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GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A woman’s visit to the Putnamville Correctional Facility ended with her behind bars last week after authorities said she attempted to traffic drugs into the facility.

Bahia Bunge, 29, of Owen County, Indiana, was arrested Tuesday for conspiracy to traffic with an inmate, dealing in a schedule III controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance after the Indiana Department of Corrections recovered more than three dozen strips of suspected Suboxone.

“It’s unfortunate people make the choice to put the health and safety of our correctional staff, other offender’s and themselves in jeopardy by trying to smuggle drugs into a correctional facility.” Internal Affairs Lead Investigator James Smith commented. “We have a zero tolerance policy on trafficking. We will arrest and seek prosecution against any person who attempts to traffic illegal substances into any of our facilities.” 

Formal charges will be determined by the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office.

Suboxone film is a prescription medicine which contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid.

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