Man arrested after drugs, guns found on yacht


The proprietor of a yacht in Nantucket Harbor was arrested after police recovered cocaine, ketamine, guns, and ammunition on the vessel.

The Jess Conn, owned by Scott Anthony Burke, in Nantucket Harbor. David Creed / Nantucket Current

A gentleman from Florida was arrested on his yacht in Nantucket Harbor after law enforcement responded to a professional medical support connect with and reportedly identified medication and guns Tuesday early morning.

Law enforcement arrived at the yacht, named Jess Conn, just in advance of 8 a.m. for a lady in have to have of health care help, in accordance to a push launch from Nantucket law enforcement.

In a police report obtained by The Boston World, authorities claimed they were enable on the yacht and into the bedroom by its owner, Scott Anthony Burke, a 69-year-aged previous doctor from Essential Largo, Florida. After inside, they observed the woman “under the influence of an mysterious substance” and mentioned she maybe overdosed. 

She was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, in accordance to the push release. It was in the bedroom, the World stories, wherever police saw a black semi-computerized handgun on a shelf. Burke explained the gun was his and that there was an additional gun on the yacht. 

He informed authorities he had a license for the weapons, but law enforcement uncovered that it was expired.

Authorities obtained a search warrant and confiscated drugs — cocaine and ketamine — as nicely as ammunition. 

Burke faces costs of trafficking medicines, possession to distribute a Class A drug, possession of firearms and ammunition without a license, and possession of a large ability feeding device, in accordance to the push launch. 

An arraignment date is set for Sept. 11 in Nantucket District Court, the Globe reports.

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