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Third Avenue drug suspect makes court appearance

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — A 34-year-old Colfax woman made an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court November 6 on one felony drug charge and four misdemeanors.

Katie E. Bundy, 511 East Third Avenue, Colfax, is charged with one felony count of maintaining a drug trafficking place and four misdemeanor counts of possessing a controlled substance, possessing an illegally obtained subscription and possessing drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint, members of the West Central Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Bundy’s residence in Colfax at around 1 p.m. on October 10.

On their way to Bundy’s residence, officers observed Bundy in a maroon four-door vehicle driving south on state Highway 40.

Officers initiated a traffic stop and took Bundy into custody and transported her back to her residence in Colfax.

Bundy told officers they would find pot paraphernalia at her residence, such as a pipe, but said there was “no quantity of drugs of any kind that she knew of her in her residence.”

Bundy told investigators she “traded” medications back and forth with another individual, Kevin Gilbertson, and that he “owed” her 100 milligrams of Oxycodone (trade name of Percocet).

When investigators asked why numerous people were coming and going from Bundy’s residence, she said she believed they were buying and selling drugs, specifically methamphetamine and marijuana.

Bundy admitted to investigators that she used drugs with those individuals at times and also said she had a pill addiction, for which she needed help.

Bundy told investigators she had last used meth a few days earlier in Eau Claire while she was attempting to get some pills. The people she was with who were waiting for the pill source to return a phone call were smoking meth, and Bundy said she had taken a couple of “hits” of meth from the pipe.

At that point, Bundy told investigators she did not want to provide any names, and investigators stopped the interview, the complaint states.

Inside Bundy’s residence, investigators found numerous items of drug paraphernalia and prescription bottles with pills but no labels. One bottle contained 15 Adderall, according to the complaint.

Adderall is a psychostimulant drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

During the traffic stop, a pill container was found that contained several Diazepam (Valium) and a half an acetaminophen/hydrocodone pill (Vicodin), the complaint states.

Bundy signed a $2,500 signature bond on October 11 and as a condition of bond, was ordered to not possess any controlled substances without a prescription.

She is scheduled for another court appearance January 29.