Bainbridge man arrested for allegedly selling heroin to police informant

A 27-year-old Bainbridge Island man has been charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance after he allegedly sold black tar heroin to a police informant in Poulsbo.

Eric Ryan Smith was arrested in the parking lot of the Poulsbo Presbyterian Church after he met Bainbridge Island Police Department Detective Scott Weiss with the hope of buying heroin on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The arrest was set up by three separate drug buys where Smith allegedly sold 20 grams of black tar heroin to a police informant.

The first incident was on July 9 near the Dairy Queen on Highway 305 in Poulsbo.

According to court documents, a police informant met Smith and bought seven grams of heroin using prerecorded U.S. currency while under the surveillance of the Bainbridge detective.

Later that week, on July 12, the same informant bought another eight grams of black tar heroin from Smith, again near the same Poulsbo location.

On July 23, the informant again met with Smith, and purchased approximately five grams of heroin.

A second informant was brought in on Aug. 20 to make arrangements with Smith so he could purchase heroin.

Smith allegedly told Weiss that he had sold heroin to others and he thought he was "showing up to purchase heroin, as his current heroin connection was out of drugs."

Smith was charged with the two felonies on Aug. 21 in Kitsap County Superior Court for the July 9 and July 12 drug sales. Each charge carries a maximum 10-year prison term and $25,000 fine upon conviction.

Bail was set at $75,000.



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