Drug abuse and crime

Record of Cases Heard in District Court

The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court.

Dec. 21

Felix Reagan, 24, of Oak Bluffs was arraigned on Dec. 20, 2020 charge in Edgartown of possession of a class B drug (white powdery substance). Pretrial hearing scheduled for Jan. 8.

Dec. 24

Keilla L. Geddis, 25, of Aquinnah was arraigned on Dec. 21, 202 charges in Aquinnah of assault and battery. Bail reduced to release on personal recognizance. Pretrial hearing scheduled for March 5.

Heroin Arrest Follows Fatal Overdose

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.

District Court Judge Reduces Bail in Fentanyl Case

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

Grand Jury Indicts Three Men on Drug Trafficking Charges

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

Two Men Arraigned on Trafficking Oxycodone Charges

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.

Edgartown Police Make Drug Arrests, Emphasize Concerns About Heroin

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.

Heroin Use, Overdoses Seen on the Rise Here

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.

Task Force Arrests Oak Bluffs Man for Cocaine Trafficking

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.

Police Arrest Two for Prescription Drugs

Two Vineyard residents were arraigned on drug charges last week after a police investigation into the sale of prescription drugs.

Drug Arrests Top End of Summer Sweep

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.