Former Adams County Coroner James Keller was in Adams County Circuit Court Friday for a status hearing.

It was revealed in court that Keller’s attorney and the state’s attorney’s office are close to a plea deal, so a second status hearing was set for April 4th.

Keller faces charges of official misconduct during his time in the coroner’s office.

Keller had been under investigation for official misconduct and unlawful delivery of controlled substances.

If a plea deal can’t be reached before the next status hearing, a trial date for Keller will be set.

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