Martha’s Vineyard drug bust leads to gun and drug charges

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OAK BLUFFS — A joint operation by local and federal law enforcement agencies on Martha’s Vineyard led to two arrests and the seizure of drugs and firearms on Friday.

At around 11:30 a.m., members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force and the DEA Cape Cod Task Force executed a search warrant at 363 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road in Edgartown.

The warrant was obtained by an Oak Bluffs Police Department detective assigned to the DEA task force following an investigation into suspected drug activity.

Authorities discovered and confiscated quantities of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, Modafinal, Carisoprodol, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and Cypionate from the premises.

Additionally, a 9mm Beretta handgun, various types of ammunition, and high-capacity magazines were seized during the operation.

The two individuals arrested at the scene, Steven Luce, 52, and Rosalynn Kent, 43, both of Edgartown, are now facing multiple charges.

Luce has been charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute various controlled substances, possession of a large-capacity firearm and feeding devices, improper storage of a large-capacity firearm, and possession of ammunition.

Kent is being charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Following their arraignment in Edgartown District Court this morning, Luce is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Jan. 18.

Kent’s bail was set at $200.

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