Oak Bluffs police arrested Nicholas J. Viaggio, 29, of Oak Bluffs Tuesday, after a search of his house and a scuffle with police.
Police seized 116 oxycodone pills, with a street value estimated at $5,800, from the 2 Wing Road house. They also seized $11,170 in cash they believe Viaggio stole by making unauthorized withdrawals from an ATM and by forging checks, according to the police report.
Police say Mr. Viaggio tried to bolt as they questioned him and struggled with police for an extended period as they attempted to take him into custody.
Police will seek charges including possession of prescription narcotics with intent to distribute, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, and check forgery.
Police also arrested Laura F. Brown, 29, of Philadelphia at the same house. She will be charged with possession of prescription narcotics.
In a separate investigation, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested a Revere man soon after he arrived on the Island by ferry Friday, August 23. They seized 26.5 grams of cocaine from Kleyck Correa, 35, also known as Mike Kevin, according to a police report.
During a search of his backpack near the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven, police found the cocaine partially concealed in tin foil, tucked inside a shoe.
Mr. Correa told police he paid $400 for the drugs in Revere. Police estimate the street value of the cocaine on Martha’s Vineyard at $2,650.
Police will seek a charge of cocaine trafficking against Mr. Correa