A local woman who had been sentenced to 30 days in the Bartholomew County Jail is now facing additional charges after being accused of hiding drugs in a body cavity.
Kristen Hunter, 34, Columbus, was sentenced in Bartholomew Superior Court 2 to 30 days in jail on a possession of a controlled substance conviction, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies said. Officers received information that she was going to attempt to smuggle drugs into the jail while serving out her sentence, deputies said.
Detective Chad Swank, along with the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, obtained a search warrant. After she was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital, Hunter removed the drugs, which included 2.5 grams of heroin, suboxone pills, two unidentified pills and 2 unopened packs of cigarettes.
Hunter was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin and trafficking with an inmate, deputies said.
She was being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $77,500 bond, jail officials said.
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