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Caretaker of Shriver family home pleads not guilty to drug charge

The caretaker of the Shriver family home in Hyannisport who allegedly helped to facilitate a drug operation there without the family’s knowledge was ordered held on $10,000 bail Friday at her arraignment in Barnstable District Court.

Kadi Kannally, 42, of Yarmouth pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiring to violate the Controlled Substance Act, according to a spokeswoman for Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.

Kannally was also placed on a probation detainer. She is due back in court on Feb. 23, prosecutors said.

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Michaela McCuish, a lawyer who represented Kannally at the arraignment, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Globe Friday night.

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Kannally was arrested by Barnstable police on Thursday night, one day after two men and a woman were arrested on multiple drug charges for allegedly running a large scale fentanyl distribution operation out of the Shriver home.

The seaside property was once the summer home of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her husband, Sargent Shriver. Eunice Shriver was the founder of the Special Olympics and the late sister of President John F. Kennedy.

The home is now owned by a New York-based trust managed by their son, Robert Sargent Shriver III, according to Barnstable property records.

Kannally is alleged to have provided access to the home to Troy Monteiro and Trevor Rose, both 29, who allegedly ran a drug operation between Hyannisport and New Bedford, according to Barnstable police.

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Deputy Police Chief Sean Balcom told the Globe Thursday night that the Shriver family had “no idea what was going on there” and that they had been “victimized by the caretaker.”

Monteiro and Rose were arrested Wednesday after a two-month investigation by Barnstable police involving multiple drug purchases by undercover officers, police said in a statement.

Police seized 200 grams of fentanyl worth about $40,000 that was hidden on beaches near the Atlantic Avenue home.

Another $20,000 and additional fentanyl was seized from Monteiro and Price-Perry’s apartment on South Sixth Street in New Bedford, Barnstable police said.

A “substantial amount” of equipment to process the drugs, including scales and packaging materials, was recovered inside the Shriver home, police said in a statement issued Thursday.

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Monteiro was charged with two counts of trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, police said.

Rose was charged with one count of trafficking fentanyl and possession of cocaine.

Alicia Price-Perry, 26, of New Bedford, who is believed to Monteiro’s girlfriend who traveled with him to Hyannisport on Wednesday, was charged with impeding a police investigation and violating the Controlled Substance Act.

All three pleaded not guilty during their arraignment Thursday in Barnstable District Court. Monteiro was ordered held on $50,000 bail, Rose on $35,000 bail and Price-Perry on $5,000 bail, prosecutors said.

Jacob Geanous can be reached at jacobgeanous@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jacob_geanous.