Prison for Jacobus man who sold fatal heroin dose
A Jacobus man has been sentenced to state prison for selling heroin that killed a local woman.
Marcos J. Arroyo Jr., 37, was sentenced Friday, April 27, to five to 10 years in state prison, according to court records.
As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Arroyo pleaded guilty Friday to drug delivery resulting in death in one case and to drug dealing in a separate case, records state.
York City Police filed the drug delivery resulting in death charge in January 2016.
Police said they were called to a home in the 200 block of West Cottage Place at 11:45 p.m. Feb. 24, 2015, where they found Brooke Fiorentino unresponsive.
They tried to revive her, but she had fatally overdosed on heroin, court documents state.
Lacey McLane was there with her and had called 911, according to court documents, which state McLane bought the heroin from Arroyo, then gave it to Fiorentino.
Shortly after 8 p.m. the night Fiorentino died, McLane texted Arroyo saying she needed help because Fiorentino was overdosing, documents state.
Arroyo texted, "call it in (to 911) you can't get in trouble new law," documents state.
He apparently was referring to the 2014 Good Samaritan Act, which protects people from prosecution if they seek help for someone who's overdosing. But the law doesn't protect people from being charged with drug delivery resulting in death.
Erased messages: Arroyo texted McLane, telling her to put Fiorentino in a cold shower, and if that didn't work, "call and erase your messages and call log so no one gets in trouble," documents state.
McLane did so, documents state, but the information was retrieved from her phone by investigators anyway.
McLane, 34, of Windsor, remains free on bail, awaiting sentencing.
She has pleaded guilty in two separate cases to dealing drugs, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records. She originally had been charged with drug delivery resulting in death, but that charge was withdrawn, documents state.
McLane's sentencing date has not yet been set.
Fiorentino, 26, of Cornwall, Lebanon County, graduated from Gettysburg High School in 2006 and from Shippensburg University in 2010, according to her obituary.
She enjoyed fishing, sports and cosmetology and loved giraffes, the obituary states.
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