Task forces nab two in Martha’s Vineyard drug, ammo bust

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FALMOUTH — A multi-agency investigation led to the arrest of two men on drug and ammunition charges Tuesday, authorities said.

Joao Victor Da Silva Soares, 20, of Everett, and Gustavo Augusto Mroczkoski, 27, of Edgartown, were targeted in an operation by the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force and the DEA Cape Cod Task Force probing illegal drug distribution on the island.

An Oak Bluffs Police detective, serving with the task force, obtained a warrant to search Soares and his 2020 Range Rover.

The execution of the search warrant at the Woods Hole Steamship Authority terminal led to the discovery of 50 Oxycodone pills and $2,163 in cash.

Soares was charged with possession of a Class B substance with the intent to distribute and was released on personal recognizance after arraignment in Falmouth District Court.

That same day, a search at Mroczkoski’s Ocean Heights residence yielded 353 rounds of ammunition, 3.5 grams of cocaine, 60 Amphetamine pills, a batch of unidentified pills, and a high-capacity firearm magazine.

Mroczkoski now faces multiple charges, including possession of ammunition without a permit and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

Following his arraignment in Edgartown Court, Mroczkoski’s bail was set at $5,000, and he was ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device upon release.

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