Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter, drug crimes in Riverside man’s fatal OD

Whitney Taylor McCormick

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Whitney Taylor McCormick

A Dayton woman is accused of selling the drugs that caused a Riverside man’s April overdose death.

Whitney Taylor McCormick, 31, was video arraigned Friday in Montgomery County Municipal Court Eastern Division in Huber Heights for two counts of involuntary manslaughter; two counts of corrupting another with drugs; trafficking in fentanyl-related compound; trafficking in cocaine; and trafficking in drugs.

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The involuntary manslaughter charges are connected to the April 11 death of 39-year-old Clinton Williams, according to an affidavit.

“Whitney McCormick did sell Clinton Williams a fentanyl-related compound, cocaine and Tramadol, which led to his death by overdose,” the affidavit stated.

Tramadol is a pain medicine classified as a synthetic opioid.

The charges were filed Thursday, after which Riverside police arrested McCormick and booked her into the Montgomery County Jail, where she remains held on a $1.5 million bond, court records show.

Williams was survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, according to his obituary.

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