Police: Upstate Woman Traded Daughter For Drugs

Kathleen Bunnell is accused of trading sex with her teenage daughter in exchange for drugs. / Courtesy Fox Carolina

MAULDIN (WHNS, WACH) -- An Upstate woman is behind bars accused of trading sex with her 16-year-old daughter in exchange for drugs, according to Mauldin police.

Police say Kathleen Bunnell, 39, of Mauldin, was arrested Thursday and charged with prostitution of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and unlawful neglect of a child.

Investigators say Bunnell's daughter was drugged with a shot in the neck, and Bunnel then left her daughter with a drug dealer for hours.

The girl is now in the custody of the Department of Social Services, police said.

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