The recent arrest of a Revere man who was allegedly bringing cocaine to the Vineyard is a reminder that drug users here are willing to pay sharply higher prices for hard drugs brought over from the mainland.
If you live on Martha's Vineyard and have a drug habit, you can expect to pay a stiff markup for illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin, which have to be brought over from the mainland. (Patch file photo)
A Tisbury man arrested in a February drug raid told police he traveled to Providence to buy heroin for $70 a gram, according to Detective Nicholas Curelli, who wrote in his report on the arrest that "heroin is regularly sold on Martha's Vineyard for $200 a gram."
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