Coroner: Overdose deaths on the rise again in Bartholomew County

The number of overdose deaths in Bartholomew County are an the rise again. County Coroner Clayton Nolting said we have already passed last year’s total with two more cases pending and a month and a half left in the year.

Nolting went before the Bartholomew County Council last night to ask for more money for his office to make it through the year.

Nolting says there have been 18 overdose deaths, with two more pending so far this year. In all of last year, there were 17 overdose deaths in the county.

Additionally, there have been five investigations into the sudden death of infants this year.

Council voted 6-0 to approve the $23,000 additional appropriation from the county’s general fund.