Less than a week after she failed to show at her scheduled sentencing, Shelbi Svare of Burnsville faced a Hennepin County judge Wednesday and tearfully accepted a four-year prison term for supplying a Bloomington man with a pain patch that he chewed to get high and later died.

The prison term was part of a deal in which Svare, 51, pleaded guilty in May to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the February 2009 death of Schiebel, 28, of Bloomington. She was charged in July of that year with third-degree murder for allegedly trading Schiebel half of a doctor-prescribed fentanyl pain patch for marijuana. In exchange for her plea, the third-degree murder charge was dropped.

After the trade, Schiebel chewed the patch and later passed out in his girlfriend's lap. He never woke up. The Hennepin County medical examiner listed his cause of death as fentanyl toxicity. According to his obituary, he had long struggled with depression and drug addiction.

Svare was arrested after charges were filed but was free on bail before sentencing that was originally set for June 29. She failed to appear and Judge Gina Brandt issued a warrant for her arrest, calling her failure to appear "outrageous" and "unacceptable."

She was arrested when she arrived to court about 30 minutes after the hearing ended. Svare's attorney, Michael Holland, said Wednesday that she had trouble with transportation but was attempting to get to court. He added that she was "very remorseful."

Schiebel's family, including his mother and sister, read four statements during the hearing. Svare will serve her sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee.