In what was called a rare event on Martha’s Vineyard, an Idaho man was arrested Tuesday for possessing crystal methamphetamine.
Lance P. Ragsdale, 41, was arrested after Edgartown police and state police executed a search warrant for a Road to the Plains home, Edgartown Det. Sgt. Chris Dolby said.
Another man was also arrested, Mr. Dolby said. Police found 3.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, two ounces of marijuana and a prescription pill bottle containing 30 to 50 muscle relaxant pills, Detective Dolby said in a report. A scale, about $400 cash, “hundreds of small baggies and thorough log books of drug sales” were also found.
Detective Dolby said the crystal methamphetamine arrest was a first for the officers involved.
Mr. Ragsdale was charged with possessing a class B drug (methamphetamine), possessing a class D drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute, and possessing a class E drug with intent to distribute, according to a police report. The report also said Mr. Ragsdale has three prior methamphetamine arrests.
Detective Dolby said Mr. Ragsdale was held on $5,000 bail. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning.