Two people police say caused a crash after fleeing officers are facing multiple felony drug charges, including conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Katlynn Wuorio, 22, was charged Monday with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, all class B felonies, as well as two class C felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, four class C felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless endangerment and fleeing from police, all class C felonies.
Dustin Haukenberry, 31, was charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled a substance, a class B felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, both class C felonies.
The pair were arrested Wednesday after a crash on Second Avenue West. Police said officers tried to stop the car Wuorio was driving after they witnessed what they believed to be drug transactions.
Haukenberry was being held on $20,000 bond Monday afternoon and Wuorio was being held on $100,000 bond. She was also ordered held without bond for an alleged probation violation in a previous case.
Officers had been following Wuorio when she left her home on Sixth Avenue West, saw her pick up Haukenberry and also watched her hand off what appeared to be drugs to someone who walked up to the driver’s window of her car, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court Monday.
When police tried to pull her car over, Wuorio drove off and a short time later crashed into another car, court records state. Both Wuorio and Haukenberry ran from the crash.
Police said Wuorio ran to a nearby parking lot and eventually got into a car that was in that lot. Haukenberry wouldn’t empty his pockets and stay on the ground when police told him to, and he was stunned using a Taser, according to court documents.
Police said officers found a small bag with about a gram of black tar heroin on the driver’s seat of Wuorio’s car and found 13 grams of a white crystalline substance in Wuorio’s purse. The affidavit of probable cause does not list what officers believed the white crystalline substance to be.
A search of Wuorio’s home turned up multiple smoking devices, as well as digital scales, small bags and small amounts of methamphetamine, officers wrote in charging documents.
Haukenberry told police that he, Wuorio and a third person had pooled their money to buy heroin to resell, according to court records. Police said Wuorio told officers that she had sold 1 and a half grams of heroin on Wednesday.
At a bond hearing Monday afternoon, Haukenberry questioned one of the charges he’s facing. He was charged with one count of fleeing from or eluding police, a class B misdemeanor.
“I’m in here right now and I’m serving 11 days for eluding,” Haukenberry told Northwest District Judge Benjamen Johnson.
Johnson said he would have the state’s attorney’s office look into that.
Both are due back in court for preliminary hearings on May 3.