Edgartown man faces heroin charges

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Edgartown police arrested Adam V. Tucker, 26, of Edgartown on February 5, and seized three individual packages containing 9 grams of heroin, according to court records.

Police say they arrested Mr. Tucker after surveillance revealed he was on Boldwater Road, in an area of unoccupied summer homes near Edgartown Great Pond. Mr. Tucker is the subject of an ongoing investigation of heroin distribution by the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force.

At his arraignment in Edgartown District Court February 6, the court entered not guilty pleas on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and a charge of conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Christine Dowling asked the court to set bail at $5,000.

“He does have a four page record,” said Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Christine Dowling. “He just recently got probation for heroin with intent to distribute.”

Defense attorney Ryan Searle asked the court to set bail at $2,500. “He lives on the Island,” Ms. Searle said. “He’s not going anywhere. He can’t afford any more than $2,500 bail.”

Judge H. Gregory Williams set bail at $3,500, and ordered Mr. Tucker back to court for a hearing on February 13.