By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A 37-year-old Colfax woman convicted on drug charges is facing additional drug charges stemming from alleged drug use while out on Huber and while in the Dunn County jail.
Katie E. Bundy made an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court July 7 on one felony count of delivering Schedule IV drugs and misdemeanor counts of possessing a controlled substance and obstructing an officer.
According to the criminal complaint, on June 9, Dunn County Jail Sergeant Dale Dohms reported that he had been contacted by Bundy’s employer, Indianhead Enterprises. Bundy’s work supervisor reported Bundy “was acting funny at work.”
Sergeant Dohms went to check on Bundy, and a urine test came back positive for benzodiazepines, a class of psychoactive drugs that includes diazepam (a tranquilizer otherwise known as Valium).
Sergeant Dohms took Bundy back to the Dunn County jail, along with Macy Score, who also tested positive for benzodiazepines.
A search of Bundy revealed that she had hidden diazepam in her underwear, along with two snort straws, according to the complaint.
Score told investigators she had gotten diazepam from Bundy.
During the interview, Bundy lied to investigators and said she had gotten the diazepam in a makeup case that her mother had brought to the jail for her.
Bundy said she previously had a prescription for diazepam and that the three pills her mother brought were from her original prescription.
Later on in the interview, according to the complaint, Bundy said the pills had been given to her by another individual, which also turned out not to be true.
Bundy told investigators she swallowed two diazepam and snorted one of the pills and then said she gave one pill to Score.
When investigators pointed out that the math “did not add up” if she initially only had three pills, Bundy said she had at least five pills that had been delivered to her and that she kept in the Dunn County jail.
Bundy told investigators she also had been snorting Benadryl that she had been smuggling into the jail at night.
Benadryl, with the generic name of diphenhydramine, is an antihistamine that is known for its sedating effects and is sometimes used as a sleep aid.
Score told investigators she had received a diazepam from Bundy and that Bundy had gotten the pills from a friend named Dick.
Score said she believed Bundy had brought the pills into the jail in her brassiere in a Noxzema container with toilet paper so the pills would not make noise, according to the complaint.
Bundy was convicted in Dunn County on two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and also on one felony count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud in April of 2015. Judge Smeltzer sentenced Bundy to six months of conditional jail time with Huber privileges allowed with the last 60 days for either in-patient or out-patient drug treatment. Numerous drug-related and bail jumping felonies were dismissed.
In June of this year in Eau Claire County, Bundy was convicted of misdemeanor counts of forging a prescription and bail jumping and two felony counts of possession of narcotic drugs and bail jumping and a misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer. She was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to successfully complete drug treatment in Dunn County and also ordered to have no contact with any Shopko store. One felony count of the unauthorized use of identifying information was dismissed, along with a number of other felony bail jumping and drug-related charges.
All together, in Dunn County, Chippewa County and Eau Claire County, Bundy was charged with more than 40 drug-related and bail jumping felonies.
Bundy is scheduled for another hearing in Dunn County on August 7.