A Mashpee woman was arrested August 31 at the Polar Cave on Route 28 in Mashpee on a warrant out of Barnstable Superior Court for manslaughter and distribution of a Class B drug and a warrant out of Wareham District Court for possession of a Class B drug.
Ashley Brooke Cordeiro, 29, was issued a warrant for her arrest on August 29 when she failed to report to the Office of Community Corrections in Hyannis at her weekly scheduled time and did not report for drug testing on August 15.
According to the March 22 indictment, Ms. Cordeiro was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and distribution of fentanyl that was said to have caused the death of Sarah McKenna, 33, on Feb. 7, 2018.
On a secondary indictment for the distribution of a class B substance, Ms. Cordeiro stated that she “did knowingly or intentionally manufacture, distribute or dispense a controlled substance,” specifically, fentanyl.
Both the distribution of fentanyl and Ms. McKenna’s death are alleged to have occurred in Yarmouth, according to the indictments.
The maximum sentence for manslaughter is 20 years in the state of Massachusetts.
Ms. Cordeiro appeared before the court on September 3 and a notice of warrant cancellation was issued. A pretrial hearing regarding a warrant removal is scheduled for Monday, September 9.