Reeseville woman charged after bringing heroin to court with her

May 7, 2019

JUNEAU — A 37-year-old Reeseville woman has been charged with bringing heroin to court last September and when she was taken into custody, giving it to another jail inmate.

Katie Gamboeck is charged with delivering illegal articles to an inmate, repeater. She could face up to 3½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the charges.

Gamboeck appeared in court on Sept. 27 for the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program, but was terminated from the program on that day and taken to jail.

Gamboeck and another woman were put in the same pod in the jail. According to the criminal complaint, the other woman told staff that Gamboeck slid a piece of paper under her cell door and told her that it was heroin. The woman said she ingested some of the heroin. She then flushed the rest down the toilet before informing the jail staff about what had happened.

According to the criminal complaint, Gamboeck said she had gone to court and had brought the heroin with her. She was taken into custody, so she concealed the heroin in her mouth before she was taken into the jail.

She also allegedly admitted to giving the heroin to the other inmate. According to the criminal complaint, she told the staff that she had purchased the heroin from an acquaintance in the Oshkosh area.

Gamboeck’s initial hearing is scheduled for May 20.