A 23-year-old West Tisbury woman was arrested on multiple drug charges on Saturday after she was reportedly caught with 60 grams of heroin she planned to bring to the Vineyard on the Island Queen ferry.
Lyndsey Gonsalves was charged with possession of heroin (subsequent offense) as well as distribution of and trafficking heroin after police caught her with approximately $20,000 worth of heroin in Falmouth. Ms. Gonsalves was accompanied by her three-year-old child at the time of her arrest, Falmouth police said.
Sergeant Jeffrey Stone of the Massachusetts state police, who is stationed at the Island state police barracks in Oak Bluffs, developed information from a confidential informant and made a controlled heroin transaction with Ms. Gonsalves. Sergeant Stone further learned she planned to pick up more heroin after traveling from the Island to Falmouth on the Island Queen ferry.
The information was passed to the Falmouth police drug task force, and police placed the Island Queen ferry terminal in Falmouth under surveillance. Ms. Gonsalves was then observed by a member of the task force participating in what appeared to be a drug transaction.
After returning to the ferry, Falmouth police questioned Ms. Gonsalves and she admitted she had a large amount of heroin in her personal bag. At this point police seized the 60 grams of heroin and Ms. Gonsalves was placed under arrest. Bail was set at $5,000.
In other news, Chilmark police responded to a noise complaint at Quansoo Beach just before 1 a.m. on Sunday and broke up a large beach party while arresting three men — one for disorderly conduct and two for possession of marijuana.
Police chief Timothy Rich said the responding officers spotted a man trying to start a fight with two other people when they pulled into the beach parking lot. Nathan Gray, 32, of West Tisbury was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
When officers walked onto the beach they smelled a pungent odor which led them to two young men reportedly smoking marijuana out of a bowl. Dylon Walsh, 18, of Dover and Daniel Sullivan, 22 of Rochester, N.Y., were charged with possession of marijuana.
Just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday, West Tisbury police were dispatched to Oak Lane off County Road for a report of a male who had fallen out of a motor vehicle and injured himself. Chief Beth Toomey said police found three young males when they arrived, one of which was injured and lying on the roadway.
The injured party was conscious but a little groggy, and it took him a while to answer the officer’s questions, Chief Toomey said. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol, asked the males what happened and learned of the odd sequence of events that led to the injury.
Miles Curran, 24, of Chester, Vt., was reportedly driving the pickup truck down the road when he decided to climb out the window and into the back of the truck. The plan was for his friend, Tyler Harlow of Putney, Vt., to slide in and take the wheel.
Mr. Curran was unable to complete the daring stunt, lost his grip on the side and fell to the ground. When police asked Mr. Harlow how much he had to drink, he stated that Mr. Curran was the designated driver for the evening before telling police he didn’t want to answer any more questions.
Both Mr. Curran and Mr. Harlow were issued citations for driving to endanger the lives and safety of the public. Mr. Curran was taken by ambulance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to be treated for injuries.