St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrest two Violet men

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Filed under: Arrested, News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrest two Violet men
in connection with undercover narcotics investigation

Two Violet men were arrested Feb. 10 on narcotics charges following an undercover investigation conducted by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Denair Riley, 26, of the 2500 block of Edgar Drive in Violet, was booked with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Desmin Enclarde, 25, of the 2500 block of Caluda Lane in Violet, was booked with possession of heroin and possession of marijuana.

After obtaining information through an anonymous source that Riley was involved in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard, Narcotics Unit agents conducted an investigation during which they witnessed Riley make several hand-to-hand transactions, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Based on their findings, agents obtained search warrants for Riley’s residence and vehicle.

As they were preparing to serve the search warrant on his residence, agents observed Riley leaving his home in his vehicle, along with another male, later identified as Enclarde.

When agents conducted a stop on Riley’s vehicle, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Following a search of the vehicle, deputies recovered marijuana and two clear plastic bags containing heroin.

Agents then executed the search warrant on Riley’s residence, where they recovered more than 20 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Pohlmann said the heroin recovered during this investigation has an approximate street value of $2,000.

Riley and Enclarde were transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff's Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.