District Court Judge Reduces Bail in Fentanyl Case
Steve Myrick

Alexander Carlson, 30, of Edgartown, was arraigned in Edgartown district court Friday on charges of trafficking in fentanyl and resisting arrest.

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Grand Jury Indicts Three Men on Drug Trafficking Charges
Sara Brown

A Dukes County grand jury last week indicted three men on charges related to drug trafficking on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Two Men Arraigned on Trafficking Oxycodone Charges
Sara Brown
Two men arrested late last week in Oak Bluffs have been arraigned on drug charges related to distributing oxycodone pills on the Vineyard, according to police. Joel C. Rebello and Donald S. Berube were arraigned Monday on charges of trafficking oxycodone and conspiracy to violate drug law.
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Edgartown Police Make Drug Arrests, Emphasize Concerns About Heroin
Sara Brown

Two Edgartown men face drug charges including heroin possession following a bust Friday by Edgartown police and the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force.

Police are emphasizing the seriousness of heroin use and overdoses on the Island.
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Heroin Use, Overdoses Seen on the Rise Here
Sara Brown and Olivia Hull
Island police and members of the drug treatment community agree that heroin use on the Island is on the rise, along with fatal drug overdoses.
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Task Force Arrests Oak Bluffs Man for Cocaine Trafficking
Sara Brown
Gizmar DeSouza, 28, was arraigned Feb. 20 in Edgartown district court on charges on trafficking in a class B substance (cocaine) and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police said he allegedly had 28 grams of cocaine in his possession.
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Police Arrest Two for Prescription Drugs
Sara Brown
Two Vineyard residents were arraigned on drug charges last week after a police investigation into the sale of prescription drugs.
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Drug Arrests Top End of Summer Sweep
Sara Brown

Island police ended the summer with several drug arrests and investigations, including three men charged with drug trafficking and the discovery of 20 marijuana plants in Aquinnah.

As part of an ongoing prescription drugs investigation, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Task Force Tuesday arrested three men who allegedly came to the Island to sell prescription drugs.

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Tisbury Man Jailed For Heroin Distribution

A Vineyard Haven man was sentenced to at least three years in state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to drug charges in Dukes County superior court.

Jeffrey T. Moore, 44, pleaded guilty to possessing to distribute a class A substance (heroin) and possessing to distribute a class B substance before Hon. Gary A. Nickerson, associate justice of the superior court. He was sentenced to three to three and a half years at Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction, a maximum security prison in Walpole. The sentence will start Sept. 4.

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One Roommate Found Dead, Another Charged With Heroin Trafficking in Oak Bluffs
Sara Brown
Oak Bluffs police have identified a 50-year-old Oak Bluffs man who was found dead in a Barnes Road residence Wednesday as James Christopher (Chris) Walker. The cause of death remains under investigation, police said. Mr. Walker's roommate has been charged with heroin trafficking.
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