A 26-year-old man was found dead Friday morning at a mid-island home that was the subject of a major fentanyl drug bust back in March.
Nantucket Police, State Troopers and a Nantucket Fire Department ambulance all responded to 4 Fifth way at 6:38 a.m. this morning for a report of an unresponsive male, who was receiving CPR at the residence.
"When officers arrived it was determined that the male was deceased," Nantucket Police Lt. Angus MacVicar said. "The case is currently being investigated by the Detective Unit and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The case does not appear suspicious at this time."
The residence is the same location where the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) executed a search warrant with other law enforcement agencies and seized “hundreds of pills containing fentanyl and meth" back in March 2022.
The suspect in the drug bust was arraigned in Nantucket District Court on drug trafficking charges. He was later indicted, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Nantucket Superior Court in just two weeks.
The death of the 26-year-old man Friday morning marked the second unattended death on Nantucket in less than a week, following the discovery of the body of a 24-year-old man found in the State Forest last Sunday that is suspected to be a fatal fentanyl overdose.
Fairwinds: Nantucket's Counseling Center has NARCAN available to the island community. Call 508-228-2689 to learn more.