SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have arrested two men after they say the pair tried to sell crack cocaine and fentanyl to an undercover officer last Thursday.
According to the South Kingstown Police Department, officers received several tips that a man named Bill had been driving down the street from his home and giving out “free samples of heroin,” which the tipsters believed was actually fentanyl.
Police said one tipster told them Bill was passing out the free samples in an effort to attract new customers in the South County area. One person told police it had been difficult to maintain sobriety when Bill kept coming around with samples.
On Aug. 23, an undercover officer arranged to meet with Bill, disguised as a potential new customer. The order placed was for $500 worth of fentanyl and $300 worth of crack cocaine.
Police said Bill confirmed the order and would meet the undercover officer off of Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown. Around 9 p.m., Bill Collazo and Miguel Nolasco arrived at the address and met the officer, according to police. Following the transaction, officers on scene arrested Collazo and Nolasco.
Collazo, 30, of Providence, and Nolasco, 20, of Pawtucket, were both charged with delivery of schedule I/II substance (fentanyl), delivery of schedule I/II substance (crack cocaine) and felony conspiracy. Nolasco was also charged with operating with a suspended license.
Both men were ordered held without bail and sent to the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) until their bail hearings on Sept. 5.