Tisbury father and son facing drug charges

(l-r) Father and son David and Adam Robinson

TISBURY – On Wednesday, at approximately 6:00 AM, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 83 North Williams Street, Tisbury, related to a lengthy investigation into the distribution of heroin. The target of the investigation was 35-year-old Adam L. Robinson A.K.A. “Turtle.”

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of several bundles of individual paper folds which each contained a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin. The type of packaging is consistent with how drugs are packaged for distribution. Scales, commonly used to weigh drugs for distribution, were also found in the residence.

Multiple safes were located in the house which Robinson claimed he didn’t have the combinations for. Members of the Tisbury Fire Department were called to the scene to assist with opening the safes, which they did successfully. One of the safes contained a quantity of bundles of paper folds which contained a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin.

Both Adam Robinson and his father David B. Robinson, 59, of the same residence, were placed under arrest for Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Drug Violation in a School Zone and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.

Both males were transported to the Dukes County Jail where they were booked on the aforementioned charges. During booking, Deputies located multiple bundles of paper folds which contained a brown powder substance believed to be heroin concealed on David Robinson’s person.

On March 27, 2017, Boston Police arrested Adam Robinson in Mattapan for Trafficking a Class A Drug (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B (Cocaine), Class C and Class E Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Coincidentally, Mr. Robinson had a pretrial conference in a Boston Court earlier in the day before task force members executed the search warrant at his Tisbury residence.

Media release and mugshots furnished by Oak Bluffs Police