SEEKONK — A man arrested last month on sex trafficking and drug charges was ordered held without bail Friday after a dangerousness hearing.
Adam J. Sampson, 28, of Simsbury, Conn., was deemed a danger by Judge Neil Hourihan following the hearing in Taunton District Court.
Sampson has been held in jail since his arrest June 10 for a minor motor vehicle violation on Route 6.
The investigation mushroomed after police say they found drug and other evidence in his 2018 Alpha Romeo SUV.
Police say they linked Sampson to two rooms at the Quality Inn on Route 6 where investigators found three women he allegedly trafficked for sex and supplied with drugs.
Police say they seized plastic bags containing suspected fentanyl and subscription pills from Sampson’s SUV along with a digital scale and Quality Inn room keys.
When police went to the Quality Inn, where they say Sampson had rented two adjacent rooms, they found three Connecticut women, ages, 28, 29 and 32. One told police Sampson was her pimp and that he kept all the money they earned.
The women were not arrested.
Sampson has pleaded innocent to deriving support from prostitution, trafficking a person for sexual servitude and drug trafficking charges.
The case was continued to July 30.