The arrest of a LaPorte County deputy coroner on drug-related charges came after an investigation that lasted nearly 12 weeks.
During the investigation, police say 47-year-old Dawn Maxson sold 106 prescription hydromorphone pills for more than $800 in seven separate sales, according to our reporting partners ABC 57.
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Hydromorphone is a narcotic painkiller that is prescribed in very small doses, normally less than 4 milligrams.
Maxson was arrested Thursday afternoon, Oct. 29, and charged with dealing in a schedule I, II or III controlled substance, a level 4 felony that carries a sentence of up to 12 years. Additional charges may still be filed.
Maxson is being held on $20,000 bond at LaPorte County Jail. A court hearing is set for Wednesday morning, Nov. 4.