Commuter boat passenger nabbed on heroin charge


Updated 11:30 am, Friday, Feb. 7

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested Asa French, 28, of Tisbury as he stepped off the Patriot passenger commuter boat in Oak Bluffs Harbor about 3:45 pm, Wednesday afternoon.

Oak Bluffs Police Lieutenant Tim Williamson said Mr. French was carrying 10 grams of heroin in his pants. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and taken to the Dukes County Jail.

He was arraigned Thursday morning and released on $400 bail.

Mr. French is currently on probation on a charge of larceny from a building.