A 24-year-old woman was sentenced to at least a year and three months in prison in connection with a Monroe man’s heroin overdose death.
Prosecutors said Farrell Glaser knew the potency of the lethal heroin dose she sold to Trenton Phillips, 26. Phillips died of “multiple drug toxicity,” the Union County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Glaser was sentenced after pleading guilty in Union County Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter and selling heroin.
Once she’s released from prison, Glaser must serve five years of supervised probation for the heroin sale and an unrelated breaking and entering conviction.
“Trenton Phillips’ passing is unfortunately yet another sign of the increasing heroin epidemic in our community,” District Attorney Trey Robison said in a statement. “The number of heroin-related deaths and overdoses has dramatically escalated in the last few years – locally and nationwide. It has become a true public safety threat to the citizens of Union County and a priority for my office.”
Robison commended the “hard work and persistence” of his staff and sheriff’s investigators that resulted in the conviction.