Major drug bust in Oak Bluffs

John Hathaway Jr. was arrested by the Martha's Vineyard Drug Task Force on Tuesday. —Edgartown Police

On Tuesday afternoon, officers from the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force (MVDTF) arrested John Hathaway Jr., 48, of Oak Bluffs for possession of approximately 54 grams of fentanyl, after executing a search warrant at 466A County Road in Oak Bluffs. Officers also seized $4,756 in cash, a digital scale, packaging material, and a cellular phone.

Fentanyl goes for $200 a gram on Martha’s Vineyard, making the street value of the haul $10,800.

Mr. Hathaway was charged with trafficking a class B Substance (fentanyl).

The search warrant was obtained as a result of a lengthy investigation into heroin and fentanyl distribution, according to an MVDTF press release.

MVDTF officers also located Thomas Wilkins, 22, at the residence, who was in possession of class B substances Percocet and Suboxone. A criminal complaint was filed for Mr. Wilkins.

Mr. Hathaway is being held at the Dukes County jail on $2,000 bail.