LaPorte County Deputy Coroner charged with dealing narcotics


By: Jon Zimney

A LaPorte County Deputy Coroner was arrested on suspicion of dealing narcotics.

Investigators from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit took Dawn L. Maxson, 47, of LaPorte, into custody on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the city of LaPorte following an alleged sale of the drug hydromorphone, which is a painkiller, according to a news release from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

“While I’m very disappointed to see a public official charged with dealing drugs, I’m proud of the efforts and determination put forth by our Metro Narcotics team,” said LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd in the news release. “Even more frustrating is the fact that as a deputy coroner, Maxson has been witness to lives lost due to the ravages of drug addiction yet she has chosen to deal narcotics,” Boyd stated.

Maxson was charged with Dealing a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance which is a level 4 felony. Additional charges are pending against Maxson, the news release stated.

She was taken to the LaPorte County Jail and is being held in lieu of a $20,000.00 cash bond.

Anyone with information regarding this case or issues related to the illegal sale of drug are encouraged to call the LaPorte County Metro Operations Units at (219) 325-9022.