Man wanted for felony assault in Glocester picks up new drug charges with BPD

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BURRILLVILLE – Police attempting to locate a man wanted for felony charges in Glocester added two counts of possession of narcotics to the list after finding the suspect at a home on Mapleville Main Street.

Steven Briggs, 29, of Cranston was wanted on a warrant from the Glocester Police Department for two counts of felony assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault, vandalism, disorderly conduct and refusal to relinquish a phone.

According to the arrest report, officers visiting the Burrillville home on Monday, Nov. 15 saw Briggs sitting on a couch in the basement and entered through an unlocked door. Briggs was handcuffed without incident and a search of his person uncovered two baggies containing a white powdery substance, along with other narcotic paraphernalia and a black spring-loaded baton.

Briggs reportedly told police that he overdosed on fentanyl earlier in the evening, and that his friend and girlfriend had administered Narcan.

Burrillville police charged Briggs with two counts of possession of a schedule I through IV narcotics, and transported him to Glocester for processing, then to his arraignment at 6th District Court. He was released on a $5,000 surety bond with a no contact order and requirement that he surrender his firearms and attend mental health monitoring. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for March 14.

The Rhode Island Criminal database shows a long criminal history for Briggs, with past charges out of Warwick, Coventry, Providence, West Warwick, Cranston and Johnston.

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