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GREENCASTLE, Ind. — An Owen County woman brought drugs into an Indiana prison and wanted to give them to an inmate, say police.

Bahia Bunge, 29, is accused of trying to traffic drugs into the Putnamville Correctional Facility while visiting an inmate.

Bunge brought more than three-dozen Suboxone strips with her into the prison for a visit on Sept. 10, the Indiana Dept. of Correction said Monday.

Bunge was arrested and taken to the Putnam Co. Jail on charges of Conspiracy to Traffic with an Inmate, Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

“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,” Smith concluded.

Suboxone is a prescription drug given to treat adults who are addicted to opioids.

(Photo provided by IDOC.)