Lake Co. coroner pleads to felony charges, resigns

February 22, 2011 9:56:00 PM PST
Lake County Coroner Richard Keller has pleaded guilty to two felony charges and has resigned.

Keller pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

He had also been medical director of a Waukegan methadone clinic that was shut down in 2009.

The clinic came under scrutiny following the methadone-related death of a 30-year old patient in 2008.

Investigators determined that the clinic failed to follow state and federal regulations.