Two Tisbury men arrested in Boston on drugs charges

Boston police confiscated a large amount of heroin and cocaine likely headed for Martha's Vineyard.

Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2:25 pm

Tisbury residents Peter Estrella, 39, and Adam Robinson, 35, were arrested by Boston police in Mattapan on Monday and charged with numerous drug-related offences. The Neighborhood Drug Control Unit of the Boston Police Department (BPD), conducting surveillance in the area as part of an ongoing drug investigation, “observed a pickup truck from Martha’s Vineyard arrive and park in the area,” according to a press release on the Boston Police Department website.

A short time later, a red vehicle pulled up behind the Island-registered truck, and police saw a male passenger get out of the truck and walk to the red vehicle, where he stayed for approximately 10 minutes.

After the Tisbury pair drove off, Boston police stopped them on Blue Hill Avenue. The officers recovered 186 paper folds of heroin (more than 30 grams), one plastic bag of cocaine (approximately 14 grams), nine Xanax pills, and two Trazodone pills.

Mr. Robinson and Mr. Estrella were arraigned Tuesday in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, possession with intent to distribute a Class C drug, possession with intent to distribute a Class E drug, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.  

Mr. Estrella was arraigned on an additional charge of operating without a license.  Prosecutors requested bail of $75,000 for Mr. Robinson and $50,000 for Mr. Estrella. The judge set bail for each defendant at $7,500. Both men return to court April 26.