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LaPorte County deputy coroner Dawn Maxson accused of selling narcotic painkiller

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — A deputy coroner in LaPorte County is accused of illegally selling a narcotic painkiller.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says 47-year-old Dawn Maxson was arrested Thursday for selling hydromorphone, a morphine derivative prescribed for pain. She’s charged with dealing a schedule I, II or III controlled substance and likely will face additional charges.

Maxson is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond.

It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.

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