Woman charged with murder in drug overdose case

A Lancaster woman faces second-degree murder charges, as well as a felony charge of selling and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance in connection to the death of a 28-year-old man. 

The Union County Sheriffs' Office said Angela Rose McCorkle, 40, is in custody for selling and delivering a quantity of methadone to Clay Thomas Scott near his home in Waxhaw on February 16, 2015. 

Scott's family found him unconscious in his bedroom on the morning on February 17. 

First responders, EMS and police responded to the call and Scott was transported to CMC-Waxhaw where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy examination determined that Scott's death was due to methadone and clonazepam toxicity. 

Lancaster County authorities arrested McCorkle Tuesday where she waived an extradition hearing and agreed to return to Union County to face the charges. Union County Sheriff’s Deputies transported McCorkle to the Union County Jail on Wednesday.

McCorkle’s 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. 

Last December, Farrell Glaser was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the overdose death of Trenton Phillips. Glaser pled guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Union County Superior Court in September 2016 and is now serving an active prison sentence of 15 – 27 months in the NC Department of Corrections.