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Logansport Pharos Tribune (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Logansport, IndianaWeekend edition m0nticel10 investigates Man disappearance local a Page a2 mental health association exec retiring business a my c1pharos-Tribune saturday i August 22,2015 $1.50 Pulaski Deputy Coroner accused of theft police Rossman stole gift cards during death investigation by Ben Middelkamp staff reporter Winamac authorities say a former chief Deputy Coroner stole gift cards from a deceased Many a Home during her investigation of his unattended death. Tracy l. Rossman 41, Winamac was arrested thursday afternoon aug. 20, and booked into the Pulaski county Justice Center on charges of theft a class a Misdemeanour and official misconduct a level 6 felony according to a sheriffs department press release. She was fired As a result of the arrest a Pulaski county probable cause Tracy Rossman affidavit states Rossman responded to a Home to examine a death of a Winamac Man. While meeting with the Many a family Rossman took several personal property items As part of the investigation. Some of those objects included checks that Hadnot been cashed vehicle keys a Wallet containing credit cards and other personal items As Well As four gift or Bank cards. After family members made repeated attempts to retrieve the items from Rossman they contacted the sheriffs department the affidavit states Rossman also failed to provide the family a receipt for the items. Pulaski county sgt Fred Rogers contacted Rossman to return the items and in the course of that investigation Rogers Learned Rossman returned All of the items except the gift and Bank cards. 0 a first posted online Rogers questioned Rossman who said she Wasny to aware of any missing cards. Soon after that inquiry the affidavit states Rossman alleged she found a Wal Mart gift card and a Home depot gift card in the coroners vehicle. Deputy Coroner Carrie Harvey told Rogers that she drove the coroners vehicle after the Transfer of the a see theft a8 changing the script Hospital in search of new ceo a Ameen to retire at end of year by Sarah Einselen news editor by Ben Middelkamp staff reporter Delphi prescription drug abuse and synthetic marijuana use is on the Rise in Carroll county Law enforcement and Community leaders say but they re encouraging locals to combat it Carroll county prosecuting attorney Rob Ives said the most common illegal drug found in the area is synthetic marijuana also known As spice. Abusing prescription painkillers and anti anxiety pills is also popular he said. Ives along with Law enforcement members and a local drug free awareness organization joined citizens this week for a conversation about illegal drug use in the county drugs being abused Are usually brought in from outside the county Jennifer Noonkester a Carroll county pharmacist said. Some people go to bigger cities and collect prescriptions from doctors whether to use or sell the drugs. A we done to see a lot of that from our local doctors a Jennifer nor Johp Bradys Hope a prescription drug awareness organization provides information on the dangers of drugs and where to get assistance. Website Noonkester said. A a it a not Carroll county that we re having an Issue with its outside of our county. The people live Here and they re bringing those prescriptions a former county doctor however did Over prescribe drugs to dozens of people at his Burlington and Kokomo clinics. Don Wagoner 78, pleaded guilty to dealing narcotics for Many years along with several others at his two clinics. For Many Wagoner a charges were too late including for the Noonkester family. Jennifer Noonkester a and her husband Dustin Noonkester a son Brady died in june 2012 from a prescription drug overdose. More than a year later the noon Esters created the organization Bradys Hope As a Way to promote aware by the numbers 12th graders reporting drug abuse in Indiana s West region16.6 percent marijuana2.7 percent synthetic marijuana6.1 percent prescription drugs Ness about prescription drugs for students and adults. The couple said the drugs Brady consumed which led to his death traced Back to a Wagoner patient Dustin Noonkester said a drug enforcement Agency special agent told him that Wagoner a clinic has the second highest death toll in the country stemming from Medicine linked Back to a clinic proving More than 50 deaths connected. He said Brady Isnit even counted in that total. A but his Point was a he said about the Dea agent a if you have a doctor like that in your Community and you think there a not a Pill problem you re wrong. It does no to work that Wayt the Indiana prevention resource centers yearly Survey states 6.1 percent of 12th Grade students in the states West Region which includes Carroll county reported using prescription drugs each month. In addition 2.7 percent of seniors used spice and 16.1 percent used marijuana. The noon Esters and Ives said teenagers usually find the prescription drugs from friends or family members. Dustin Noonkester emphasized the importance of minding ones drug Supply and keeping track of the amount daily. Ives also said marijuana is now popular among teenagers in High school just As illegally drinking alcohol is. Delphi police chief Steve Mullin said a week does no to go by when officers discover two or three reports of drug use. People using Logansport memorial Hospital has hired a firm to find its next ceo As its current one plans to retire. Lmh president and ceo David Ameen is retiring at the end of 2015, according to Hospital administrator Vicki Byrd. Byrd vice president of planning and development for the Hospital said the Hospital is hoping to name Ameene a replacement by the end of october in order to transition smoothly come jan. 1. The Hospital hired . Smith a firm specializing in recruiting leaders for healthcare providers to conduct the ceo search. . Smith has recently placed More than a thousand executives according to the firms press release. David Ameen retiring As Lmh ceo a see Ameen 7 a8 Council mulls contracted work Pool it 1 officials wrap up Logansport budget talks by Mitchell Kirk staff reporter a see pills a8 debate Over funds for attorneys and consultants the return of a Pool budget and a new City position made up the final session of Logansport budget talks. Officials continued financial discussions thursday aug. 20 with a debate Over the $300,000 Logansport mayor ted Franklin proposed for contractual services in the Board of Public works and safety a budget. A see budget a2 str jul pm i74.683.91s1 i 888.346.si 61 114 North eighth st., Monticello in 47s60 t Facebook o cd it o c�o5 6=3 -1 it jeep 1.-.�. To subscribe 574-722-5000 or 800-676-4125 to advertise 800-676-4125 or 574-722 23 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . T . To 5 . Bum classified d1-d6 obituaries.a2 comics.c7 opinion.a4.a5 lotteries.b3 spores.b1-b4 today s Page one designed by Katelyn Miller mostly sunny and Nice High 80 Low 60 Complete forecast on Page a Paida 9 71 13m 135 21 vol. 171, no. 201 Carroll co. Leaders to combat Rise of 9. Painkiller 5pjfp use photo illustration by j. Kyle Keener i the pharos to Bune

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