Edgartown police recover heroin from downtown park


Edgartown Police turned to the department’s Facebook page after a retail worker discovered a plastic bag that contained three grams of heroin at a small park Saturday in Edgartown’s downtown business district on Saturday. The worker reported the discovery to police.

The small park, near the corner of Main and South Summer streets, is known informally as the mini park. Police said the bag of white powder was laying on the ground in plain site. A field test showed the substance was heroin, police said.

Det. Sgt. Chris Dolby wrote a post on the department’s Facebook page. “To whoever left their bag of heroin in the Edgartown mini park, we have it at the station. C’mon by,” read the Facebook message. He said no one showed up to claim the illegal narcotics.

“I figured it was a way to get that out, to make people aware that we are facing these kind of things,” Det. Sgt. Dolby said in a phone interview Monday. “The chemicals that are in heroin these days are pretty dangerous.”

Det. Sgt. Dolby said the amount of heroin could have caused an overdose if ingested accidentally by a child or a pet.