U.S. Attorney spokesman Ryan Holmes says federal authorities were serving search warrants on the sheriff.
The coroner's office has investigated nine drug overdose deaths in the past eight days.
A Lake County judge is the second judge to deem Indiana's ban on requiring union fees unconstitutional.
The number of veterans’ courts in Indiana is set to double in the next year.
More than half of Indiana counties lost residents in 2011.
The average Indiana county has five properties put into a tax sale for every thousand people. But two counties are far above that.