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Man arrested for selling drugs six months after serving 15 year prison sentence

Photo provided by St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office.
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 9:00pm

Only six months since his release from prison where he served nearly 15 years for armed robbery, a man living with his parents in Chalmette was arrested with $700 worth of heroin, more than $2,000 cash and paraphernalia for distributing drugs, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Danon Barton, 35, had been identified as selling heroin in the parish and was stopped as he left his parents’ home, with a small bag of heroin in his pants and $1,500 cash in one hand, Sheriff Pohlmann said. He was on parole at the time through 2015.

Agents of the sheriff’s Special Investigations Division executed a search warrant at the residence after stopping Barton on Sept. 20 and altogether about a quarter-ounce of heroin, or 7 grams worth about $700 was recovered. More than $700 cash was also found in his bed room, Maj. Chad Clark, commander of SID said.

Barton was booked with Possession with Intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia including a digital scale, cut corner baggies that had residue on them, a razor and sugar, used as a cutting agent to increase the appearance of the size of the drug.

Barton was booked into St. Bernard Parish Prison, where he is being held without bond as a parole violator.


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