Edgartown police, working with State Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, arrested an Edgartown man and his sister Friday, May 13, after tracking a package containing prescription narcotics mailed from Daytona Beach, Florida to the Edgartown Post Office.
Jared Fisher, 28, of Edgartown arrived at the post office about 1 pm to collect a priority mail package addressed to his sister Angela Fisher. Police arrested Mr. Fisher outside the post office.
Acting on a search warrant issued by Edgartown District Court, police opened the package and found three yellow 40-milligram Opana tablets and four 30-mg. Oxycodone tablets, according to a police press release.
Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone, a powerful prescription narcotic used for pain relief. Oxycodone is a generic term for similar narcotic pain relief medications.
Police say the Opana tablets are twice as potent as prescription drugs they see more commonly.
“We’ve never seen these drugs here,” Det. Sgt Chris Dolby said. “It’s really high potency stuff.”
Police later arrested Ms. Fisher, 31, also of Edgartown at her house.
They are charged with two counts of possession of a class B substance (prescription narcotics) and conspiracy to violate drug laws, police said.