LEE COUNTY, N.C. - A Lee County woman has been arrested after deputies said she abandoned her deceased friend on the side of the road after he overdosed in her car.
Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were called to Kelly Drive between the 421 Bypass and Pumping Station Road after reports of a body found.
According to deputies, 20-year-old Destiny Helms was with her friend, 27-year-old Corey Clark, when he allegedly overdosed and died.
Deputies said Helms went to a friend's house, saying Clark had overdosed and was in her car.
Reports show the friend advised Helms to bring Clark to the hospital; however, Helms never contacted any medical facility or law enforcement agency.
Helms, of Sanford, was arrested and charged with concealment of death.
She was booked into the Lee County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond.
An autopsy has been ordered for Clark's body.