Woman charged in connection to drug overdose death in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person has been charged in a Spartanburg County drug investigation in connection to an overdose death.

 “We came up with a suspect that had sold this lady some heroin that was apparently laced with fentanyl. “ Spartanburg Sheriff’s office, Sheriff Chuck Wright said.  

On February 10, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of two overdose victims on Bryant Rd. Narcotics investigators identified a suspect, who was arrested on April 14 in an unrelated case for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

“These ladies right here did have an addiction issue. That’s not a death sentence that’s not supposed to be a death sentence; you know you’re supposed to be able to recover.” Wright said.

Despite that arrest, the investigation of the overdose case continued. The suspect confessed to selling Carson Emory a quantity of heroin 2 days before her death, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

“Fentanyl, Rusty Clevenger, Coroner Clevenger has told you a thousand plus times, this is a very bad pandemic and it’s hitting Spartanburg and the south really hard.”  Wright said.

After consultation with the Solicitors Office, it was determined that Brittany Nicole Cash, of Spartanburg, distributed the heroin that killed Carson Emory. Cash has been charged with Distribution of Heroin and Involuntary Manslaughter.

“This young lady Carson right here will never be brought back cause of a charge. I don’t think this make everything okay with the mom and everybody that loved her. But it is our way of speaking for her and saying that her life did matter even though she’s an addict. “ Wright said.

The investigation regarding the death of the second person who overdosed, Jacky Fields, remains active.

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