Cocaine, ketamine, and weapons discovered on yacht in Nantucket Harbor; vessel proprietor arrested


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, in accordance with a press launch from Nantucket police.

In a police report obtained by The Boston Globe, authorities mentioned they had 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 girl “underneath the affect of an unknown substance” and mentioned she presumably overdosed. 

She was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, in accordance with the press launch. It was within the bed room, the Globe experiences, the place police noticed a black semi-automatic handgun on a shelf. Burke mentioned 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 prices of trafficking medicine, possession to distribute a Class A drug, possession of firearms and ammunition and not using a license, and possession of a giant capability feeding system, in accordance with the press launch. 

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