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August 6, 2013

Woman standing trial on charges of smuggling contraband into Sedgwick County Jail

A jury began hearing evidence Tuesday in the trial of a woman charged with smuggling contraband into the Sedgwick County Jail while working in the jail’s medical clinic.

A jury began hearing evidence Tuesday in the trial of a woman charged with smuggling contraband into the Sedgwick County Jail while working in the jail’s medical clinic.

Nancy J. Bunville, 38, is charged with four felony counts of trafficking contraband in a correctional institution. She is accused of unlawfully bringing a cellphone, a tool set, a pouch of tobacco and some Tylenol into the jail in March or April 2012.

Testimony showed that a cellphone was found in Bunville’s possession during a search of clinic employees on April 9, 2012. An administrator said Bunville lost her job when her security clearance was revoked because of the cellphone.

Bunville went to work for Conmed, a Maryland company that has a contract to provide medical services at the clinic, on Nov, 16, 2011. The defense claims that Bunville was coerced into bringing the items into the jail.

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