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Florida man busted with guns, drugs and ‘prostitutes’ in luxe Nantucket yacht raid

Just what the doctor ordered — cocaine, ketamine, guns and prostitutes on a multimillion-dollar, 80-foot luxury yacht moored in Massachusetts’ Nantucket Harbor on Tuesday.

Police responding to a call to dispatch about a woman’s possible overdose aboard the Jess Conn, a “petite superyacht” built by Nordhavn in 2021, have arrested its owner, a former physician from Colorado who retired to Florida.

Scott Burke, the yachtsman, faces a dozen drug and firearms charges following the encounter and a search warrant served on his vessel.

Public records show Burke obtained his medical license in Colorado in 1981. It was last renewed in 2019. He has owned at least two other large vessels over the years, 90 and 58 feet long, also named Jess Conn. 

According to his LinkedIn profile, Burke also founded a medical lien service firm called Injury Finance in 2003 and as a physician specialized in spine rehab and pain. His bio said he retired from active medical practice.

The investigation remains ongoing, but police declined to comment on potential additional charges.

Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @mikerreports


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