The Edgartown police department is making fentanyl testing strips available to members of the community at risk of fatal overdoses from tainted opiates.
The Cape and Islands district attorney has dropped a manslaughter charge in a fatal opioid-related overdose, citing a recent state Supreme Judicial Court decision.


Two Island men were arraigned Thursday morning in Dukes County superior court on charges of distributing drugs on Martha’s Vineyard.


John P. Hathaway Jr. was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading guilty last week to trafficking in fentanyl.

Alexander Carlson, 30, of Edgartown, was arraigned in Edgartown district court Friday on charges of trafficking in fentanyl and resisting arrest.

An Edgartown man is being held on $100,000 bail following a Monday arrest for allegedly trafficking in fentanyl, a deadly narcotic that is used as a substitute for heroin.