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updated: 11/20/2013 6:56 PM

Elgin woman in court in morning, in handcuffs by evening

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  • Colleen L. Bagley

    Colleen L. Bagley


A 38-year-old Elgin woman went to Kane County court Friday morning to face felony charges that she illegally tried to obtain prescription drugs from an East Dundee Walmart on Nov. 9.

About 12 hours after her court appearance, Colleen L. Bagley was in trouble again, charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to police.

Bagley, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue, was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday by East Dundee police near Routes 25 and 72 for driving while her license was suspended and failure to signal, Police Chief Terry Mee said.

Police searched Bagley and her vehicle, and found 480 pills, Mee said.

She was charged with possession of more than 100 grams of hydrocodone with intent to deliver, a crime that carries a prison term of six to 30 years if convicted, according to court records.

Bagley was free on bond after her Nov. 9 arrest at an East Dundee Walmart, in which authorities say she tried to pick up a bogus prescription for painkillers and was wrestled to the ground when she tried to flee. She is charged with forgery, possession of blank prescription forms, acquisition of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

"This is separate incident from her having obtained the pills for which she was not authorized," Mee said, noting police are still searching for the man who dropped off the illegal prescription that led to Bagley's original, Nov. 9 arrest. "We're still pursuing that. Obviously, there was some collaboration between two or more persons."

Bagley was being held Wednesday at the Kane County jail on $75,000 bail and is next due in court Dec. 5.

Mee wasn't shocked that Bagley was arrested twice in a span of six days and her fifth time since January 2012.

"There are people who are involved in this type of organized crime behavior or have dependency issues that are involved in similar arrests," he said.

According to court records, Bagley has prescription drug and controlled substance arrests from January 2012 in Elgin, March 2013 in West Dundee and April 2013 in Carpentersville.

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