Police have arrested Dr. Scott Burke, a retired Colorado doctor, on suspicion of gun and drug charges following a raid on a luxury yacht in Nantucket. The authorities made the discovery of what is reported to be ‘prostitutes’ on board the vessel, leading to a series of charges against Burke.
The Arrest and Charges Dr. Scott Burke, aged 69, is facing several serious charges, including possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of ammunition, and possession and trafficking of Class A and B drugs. These charges stem from the raid on a luxury yacht named the JessConn, registered in the Cayman Islands, located in the harbor of Nantucket.
The Vessel and Its History Pictures obtained by DailyMail.com suggest that Dr. Burke spent previous holiday seasons with his family aboard a similar vessel in 2017, also named the JessConn. The yacht is approximately 70 feet long and boasts a luxurious interior. Burke, the founder of Denver Spine and Rehab, is set to appear in Nantucket District Court for arraignment on the charges, although it remains unclear whether he is in custody.
Investigation and Discovery The Nantucket Police Department launched an investigation after responding to a ‘wellness check’ involving a woman on the yacht. The woman required ‘medical assistance,’ prompting authorities to locate and board the boat. During this intervention, sex workers were reportedly discovered on board. Law enforcement sources revealed that in addition to guns, drugs, and prostitutes, other contraband was found on the vessel, although specific details were not disclosed.
Additional Charges In addition to the firearm and drug-related charges, Burke faces one count of trafficking a Class B drug, one count of possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug, one count of possession of ammunition without a license, and four counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device.
Vessel Details The JessConn yacht, designed by Jeff Leishman, features four docks of over 24 meters each. It offers luxurious accommodations, including three large guest cabins, an owner’s cabin, a laundry room, a main saloon, and a formal dining room. The yacht also includes a hot tub and can accommodate up to eight guests along with accommodation for two crew members.
Conclusion Dr. Scott Burke’s arrest and the discovery of various illicit activities on the JessConn yacht have raised questions about the nature of the vessel’s use and the ongoing investigation into the incident.Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media