After receiving information about possible narcotics activity at a residence in the 300 block of
Brookhaven Court near Slidell, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Division went to the home Monday (October 9, 2023) and made contact with two occupants, 28 year-old Ronald Riley, Jr. and 26 year-old Zachrie T. Taylor.
A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of more than 22 pounds of suspected marijuana packaged for the purpose of distribution, an assortment of drug paraphernalia, three pistols and $26,900 believed to be proceeds from narcotics transactions. The amount of suspected marijuana seized had an estimated street value of approximately $100,000.
Detectives also located two stolen Chevrolet Corvette Z06s at the home. One, valued at more than $93,000, was reported stolen in July from a residence in Fort Worth, Texas. The second, valued at more than $78,000, was reported stolen in August from a dealership in Plano, Texas. That second car was found to have two differing Vehicle Identification Numbers on it, showing someone had tampered with the VIN in attempts to elude law enforcement.
Riley, Jr. was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Sch I CDS - Marijuana (Felony), Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses (Felony), 3 counts of Possession of a Firearm in Presence of CDS (Felony), Illegal Possession of Stolen Things Over $25,000 (Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Riley, Jr. was out on bond from a previous arrest from another law enforcement agency.
Jordan was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Sch I CDS - Marijuana (Felony), Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses (Felony), Illegal Possession of Stolen Things Over $25,000 (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor), Motor Vehicles, Alteration or Removal of Identifying Numbers (Felony), Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence (Felony), and also booked on two local warrants for Failure to Appear.
“Once again I commend the detectives with our Narcotics Division for the work they do every day to identify and arrest those individuals who are partaking in illegal activities in our good parish,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “It is clear by the results of this search, these two men were up to no good.”