Walkerton Woman Sentenced on Attempted Trafficking Charge

Katelin Allen

A Walkerton woman was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Tuesday morning on a Level 5 Felony charge of attempted trafficking with an inmate.

Katelin Allen, 31, admitted to Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall that on June 8 of this year she was intoxicated at her mother’s house in Starke County and obtained four prescription pills for which she didn’t have a prescription. She also took possession of two cigarettes with the intention of delivering them and the pills to an inmate in the Starke County Jail. A no contact order had been in place between Allen and her mother and the police were called to the residence. Allen admitted that she placed the contraband inside a body cavity and it was found during the intake process at the Starke County Justice Center.

She said that although her memory of the incident was unclear, she read the details in the police report and what her mother told police and believed them to be true.

Allen pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted trafficking with an inmate. An amended plea agreement drafted between her defense attorney Leslie Baker and Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff was accepted by Judge Hall which calls for three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with all of the time suspended to be served on probation. During that time, she will attend a substance abuse treatment program at the YWCA. Her date of acceptance to the facility is Nov. 12. From now until the end of her sentence, she will be under the rules and terms set forth by Starke County Court Services Probation Department.