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Deputy coroner pleads guilty to dealing a controlled substance

La Porte County Deputy Coroner Dawn Maxson pleaded guilty to two of the charges against her as part of a plea agreement.

Maxson pleaded guilty to dealing in a scheduled I, II or III controlled substance, a level 5 felony, and dealing in a scheduled I, II, or III controlled substance, a level 4 felony.

Maxson was accused of exchanging 106 prescription pills for over $800 in seven separate deals.

Detectives said the narcotics were prescribed to her.

She will be sentenced in March 2016.

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