(GREENCASTLE) – An investigation by the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) resulted in the September 10 arrest of 29-year-old Bahia Bunge, of Owen County.
Investigators learned Bunge was attempting to traffic drugs into the Putnamville Correctional Facility while visiting an offender on September 10. As a result of the investigation, more than three dozen strips of suspected Suboxone were recovered.
Bunge was arrested on preliminary charges of conspiracy to traffic with an inmate, dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance. She is being held at the Putnam County Jail.
Formal charges will be determined by the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office.
“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,” said Internal Affairs Lead Investigator James Smith. “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.”
Trafficking in a correctional facility environment is defined as the act of buying or selling of illegal substances or substances which may be legal but are not permitted in a correctional environment, such as the sale or trade of tobacco products.
Suboxone is a prescription medicine which contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal). For more information about Suboxone visit this site.