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.
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.
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.
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.