July 16, 2024


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

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

A person from Florida was arrested on his yacht in Nantucket Harbor after police responded to a medical help name and reportedly discovered medicine and weapons Tuesday morning.

Police arrived on the yacht, named Jess Conn, simply earlier than 8 a.m. for a lady in want of medical help, based on a press launch from Nantucket police.

In a police report obtained by The Boston Globe, authorities stated they have been let on the yacht and into the bed room by its proprietor, Scott Anthony Burke, a 69-year-old former doctor from Key Largo, Florida. As soon as inside, they discovered the lady “beneath the affect of an unknown substance” and stated she probably overdosed. 

She was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, based on the press launch. It was within the bed room, the Globe stories, the place police noticed a black semi-automatic handgun on a shelf. Burke stated the gun was his and that there was one other gun on the yacht. 

He informed authorities he had a license for the weapons, however police found that it was expired.

Authorities obtained a search warrant and confiscated medicine — cocaine and ketamine — in addition to ammunition. 

Burke faces expenses of trafficking medicine, possession to distribute a Class A drug, possession of firearms and ammunition and not using a license, and possession of a big capability feeding system, based on the press launch. 

An arraignment date is ready for Sept. 11 in Nantucket District Courtroom, the Globe stories.