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Lancaster woman faces murder charge after man overdoses on methadone

Angela Rose McCorkle, 40, faces a 2nd degree murder charge (Source: Union County Sheriff's Office) Angela Rose McCorkle, 40, faces a 2nd degree murder charge (Source: Union County Sheriff's Office)

A Lancaster County woman is facing a murder charge after investigators say a Union County man overdosed on drugs that she sold him.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Angela Rose McCorkle faces a 2nd degree murder charge as well as a felony charge of selling a control substance.

The charges are in connection with the death of 28-year-old Clay Thomas Scott in Union County earlier this year.

“Law enforcement has always tried to identify where the source lies,” said Tony Underwood, with the Union County Sheriff's Office.  “We are seeing the worst end to that drug and that is the death.”

Scott’s family found him unconscious in his bedroom on the morning of February 17, investigators say. The day before, McCorkle is accused of selling him methadone near his home in Waxhaw.

An autopsy examination determined that Scott’s death was due to Methadone and Clonazepam toxicity.  

McCorkle was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster County, waived an extradition hearing. She was brought to Union County Wednesday morning.

“It is like giving someone a loaded gun. There is a risk. That is a very dangerous product,” said Underwood. “You are taking a huge gamble about the result. If that ends in a person’s death than you could be held liable and responsible.”

According to investigators, her arrest marks the second suspect charged in Union County in less than a year for selling a controlled substance to a victim which caused an overdose related death.

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