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Indiana coroner arrested, charged for official misconduct and meth possession

Karen Donovan, Knox County Coroner, was arrested Wednesday night
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Posted at 7:40 AM, Mar 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-23 12:53:53-04

KNOX COUNTY — An Indiana coroner is facing multiple charges, including methamphetamine and fentanyl possession, after being investigated for official misconduct.

According to Indiana State Police, Knox County Coroner Karen Donovan, 40, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) and official misconduct.

ISP detectives initiated an investigation in April 2022 after receiving information of misconduct.

A search warrant was executed on Wedneday at Donovan’s residence in Vincennes and detectives located methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Soon after arrest, Donovan posted bond and was released.