Drug trafficking

Island Men Arraigned on Drug Charges

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

Oak Bluffs Man Goes to Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking

John P. Hathaway Jr. was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading guilty last week to trafficking in fentanyl.

Drug Arrest Nets Large Quantity of Fentanyl

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.

Grand Jury Indicts Two

A Dukes County grand jury indicted two people on Monday, one on drug trafficking charges and another for statutory rape.

Mitefea Kelly, 18, was indicted on one count of trafficking cocaine in the amount of 200 grams or more.

Ms. Kelly, a New York resident, was arrested in August for allegedly coming to the Island with more than 270 grams of cocaine, part of what members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force said was an operation to bring large amounts of cocaine to the Vineyard. Bail was set in her case at $200,000

David L. Thrift

Spring Sitting of Superior Court Closes

The spring sitting of Dukes County superior court wrapped up this week, with a jury convicting a Jamaica Plain man of drug trafficking. Several trials scheduled for the October superior court session.

Ten-Month DEA Investigation Leads to Arrest of Island Men

Two Island men were arrested this week in connection with a nearly 10-month investigation into a large-scale drug trafficking operation by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force. The arrests led to search warrants being issued in three different states.

Sean Herrmann, 31, was arrested by a federal drug enforcement task force at his residence in East Greenbush, N.Y. last Wednesday on federal charges of drug possession and distribution, DEA special agent Erin McKenzie-Mulvey said.