An alleged heroin dealer from Bristol was arrested by police on Saturday night, Dec. 28, after he was spotted in a vehicle traveling west on Duffield Road.
David Sainplice, 25, of 40 Duffield Road, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, according to the arrest report. Bristol police stopped the vehicle in which he was traveling around 8:15 pm because he was wanted on a warrant.
Sainplice told officers that he was carrying heroin in a pocket in a sweatshirt he was wearing, according to the arrest report. Bristol Patrolman Angelo Greco removed a dark grey colored jewelry case from Sainplice's pocket, which contained a small plastic bag containing a light colored powdery substance. It was field-tested positive for heroin.
Sainplice was then arrested and handcuffed and taken to the police station. He was arraigned by a justice of the peace and held without bail before being taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.
Police also searched the vehicle and found “two clear plastic bags containing a light colored powdery substances, which later field tested positive for heroin,” according to the arrest report.
A passenger sitting in the backseat of the car with Sainplice made a statement to police saying that “Sainplice sells heroin in Bristol and had purchased heroin” on Saturday in Providence or Pawtucket to sell in Bristol. The passenger told police that Sainplice sells heroin so he can afford to use it himself.
Police also checked two cell phones carried by Sainplice and “found numerous text messages to and from Sainplice indicating the potential sale of narcotics,” according to the arrest report.
“Sainplice also received numerous phone call from persons who had been texting with Sainplice regarding the suspected sale of narcotics,” according to the arrest report.
Sainplice refused to provide a statement to police, according to the arrest report.