An Oak Bluffs man was indicted and arraigned on child pornography charges this week in the spring sitting of Dukes County superior court.

A Plymouth woman was also indicted on charges involving the distribution of an illegal substance at the Edgartown jail.

The Hon. Mark Gildea is presiding over the month-long court session. The superior court generally sits for two sessions every year, in April and October.

Stephen Jenkinson, 53, of Oak Bluffs was indicted by a grand jury on March 31 on three counts of distributing material of a child in a sexual act, and one count of possessing child pornography.

Mr. Jenkinson was arraigned in superior court on April 14, according to clerk George Davis.

The case dates to February 2020, when Mr. Jenkinson was previously arraigned in Edgartown district court with bail set at $1,500. The defendant was later released and ordered to stay away from and have no contact with anyone under the age of 17, and to stay away from all public libraries.

According to an affidavit filed in court, the state police cyber crimes unit and internet crimes against children (ICAC) task force was assigned to investigate the dissemination of child pornography using a file sharing program called eMule. During the course of the investigation, a detective with the Taunton police department discovered a computer suspected of disseminating child pornography that was traced back to the defendant.

A search warrant was issued, allowing state police to investigate Mr. Jenkinson’s apartment, where they discovered more than 4,000 pornographic images on his computer, as well as other child sex paraphernalia in his room.

The affidavit was compiled by state police trooper Gerald Donovan, a detective with the cyber crimes unit.

A pretrial conference is scheduled in the case for June 1.

In a separate case, Cera M. Garvin, 34 of Plymouth was indicted by the grand jury on April 14 on three counts of delivering drugs (38 suboxone strips) to a prisoner.

Ms. Garvin was previously arraigned in district court on June 19, 2020.

According to an affidavit filed in court, a major in the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office intercepted several pieces of mail addressed to inmates at the Edgartown jail. The mail contained numerous small orange strips believed to be Suboxone hidden in greeting cards, according to the affidavit.

Six of the eight inmates at the Edgartown jail later tested positive for Suboxone, a class B controlled substance. Suboxone is also an addiction treatment medication used in opioid replacement therapy.

Ms. Garvin is scheduled to be arraigned in superior court on June 1.