A former Colorado doctor from Florida is facing several charges after the police raided his Massachusetts yacht and found that he was allegedly in possession of illegal firearms and substances.
On the morning of September 5, a 69-year-old retired physician from Key Largo was out on his 70-foot yacht in the Nantucket Harbor with a female passenger. The woman on board became ill, and the police were notified.
It was reported that officers from the Nantucket Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Nantucket Harbor Master’s Office, and the local fire department worked together to locate the vessel. When they found it, the authorities went to the woman, who was in the bedroom, and believed she had overdosed on drugs. She was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
A semi-automatic gun was also allegedly found in the bedroom. When he was asked about it, the man reportedly said it was one of two guns on the yacht, and that he had a permit for them. The police also allegedly found a handgun, in addition to 43.4 grams of cocaine, and 14.1 grams of ketamine.
Since the man reportedly said he had licenses for the firearms, the police asked him to show proof. When he provided the paperwork, the authorities reported that the licenses were expired.
The man was taken into custody and incarcerated in lieu of a $200,000 bond. He is facing charges on suspicion of one count of possession to distribute a Class A drug, one count of trafficking a Class B drug, two counts of possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, and four counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device.
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