Coroner works to keep up with overdose deaths

The opioid epidemic has touched many facets of the community. While police and prosecutors have to deal with much of the collateral damage, another government agency does as well… the coroner’s office. Clayton Nolting is the Bartholomew County Coroner. He explains that in 2015, there were six overdose deaths. In 2016, there were 12.

Nolting appeared before the county council a few weeks ago to request additional funds for his department to deal with this increase. He explains more about why his office needed additional funding to get through the rest of the year.

Nolting talks about what he’s learned about the overdose deaths that his office have investigated.

Nolting’s request for additional funds was approved by the county council. He expects overdose deaths will continue to rise, but holds out hope that the much-discussed community plan to tackle the epidemic will produce results.