Former Wyoming probation officer pleads guilty to drug charge

A former state probation officer admitted Wednesday to giving opioids to a person on federal probation.

A former state probation officer admitted Wednesday to giving opioids to a person on federal probation.

Allison Bussey, of Casper, pleaded guilty in Natrona County District Court to a single count of delivery of oxycodone, a prescription pain reliever. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend she serve probation. The amount of time she will spend on probation has not yet been determined. The Casper Star-Tribune reported.

In response to Judge Daniel Forgey’s questions, Bussey said she had given the drugs away in her home and did not receive money in return.

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Prosecutors did not allege that Bussey, who worked for the state probation office, ever oversaw the federal probationer to whom she gave the drugs.

Prosecutors had alleged that Bussey, a probation officer at the time of the crime, gave another person between 10 to 20 of the pills on multiple occasions, according to court documents.

In a March interview with a Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agent, Bussey said she had given the other woman three of the pills in late February.

Defense attorney Don Fuller said after the Wednesday hearing that Bussey no longer works as a probation officer.

A spokesman for the Wyoming Department of Corrections, which oversees the office of parole, did not immediately respond to a Wednesday morning phone call requesting comment.

Bussey remained free on bond Wednesday morning. She will be sentenced at a later date.

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