Heroin Arrest Follows Fatal Overdose
Julia Wells

An Island man is being held in the Edgartown house of correction following his arraignment on heroin charges in connection with a fatal overdose. Sean M. Geddis, 25, was arrested on August 1 by Oak Bluffs police.

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Island Men Arraigned on Drug Charges
Sara Brown

Two Island men were arraigned Thursday morning in Dukes County superior court on charges of distributing drugs on Martha’s Vineyard.

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District Attorney Declines to Prosecute Overdose Complaint
Sara Brown
The district attorney’s office declined to prosecute an Edgartown man for manslaughter in a case that involved a fatal drug overdose last April.
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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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Drug Arrest Nets Large Quantity of Fentanyl
Sara Brown

An Edgartown man is being held on $100,000 bail following a Monday arrest for allegedly trafficking in fentanyl, a deadly narcotic that is used as a substitute for heroin.

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Father, Son Sentenced for Heroin Possession, Sale
Sara Brown

A father and son from Vineyard Haven pleaded guilty in Edgartown district court on charges related to heroin possession and distribution.

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Boards of Health Mull Decision to Fund Narcan Rescue Kits
Chloe Reichel

Island boards of health are considering establishing a program to cover the cost of naloxone, an antidote for opioid overdoses.

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Selectmen Hear Update on Planned Addiction Support Services
Alex Elvin

Efforts to further support people affected by opioid addiction on the Island, and a townwide plan to create affordable housing topped the agenda for a meeting of the Oak Bluffs selectmen on Tuesday.

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Agreement Clears Path to Detox for Islanders
Julia Wells

A trial program has begun that offers Vineyard residents immediate access to detox services on the mainland, leaders at Community Services and the Island hospital announced this week.

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Teen Substance Abuse Seminar
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will host a talk at the regional high school entitled Conversations that Matter – A Dialogue on Teen Substance Abuse.
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