August 7, 2019

Kristian Demblans

Kristian Demblans

KEY LARGO — After being released from prison a year ago, Kristian Demblans, 38, who pleaded guilty to seven counts of drug crimes through a negotiated deal with the State Attorney’s Office, is back in custody.

He’s being held without bond at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island on a Schedule 2 drug charge, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office current inmate list.

In March 2017, Demblans, a Key Largo charter boat captain, was sentenced by Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia to serve two years in state prison and time-served in county jail to run concurrently, and 36 months of drug offender probation for charges including possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to sell, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Under the terms of Demblans’ 36-month drug offender probation, his driver’s license was revoked for a year, he cannot consume alcohol, and he must abide by a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, attend Al-Anon and Narc-Anon meetings three times a week, and undergo a substance abuse evaluation.

Demblans was also initially subjected to a drug urinalysis three times a week but online records show that Garcia reduced the testing to once a week and suspended the curfew on four nights about four months after Demblans was released to drug court probation. Two months ago Garcia reset the testing to twice a week, records show.

According to the Sept. 20, 2016, arrest report, during an undercover sting operation conducted by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Demblans sold a confidential informant 3.4 grams of heroin for $900 and, later in the day, 4.4 grams of cocaine for $390.

Detectives noted a strong smell of marijuana in Demblans’ hotel room during their search and found 23 grams of crack, 9 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of Xanax, 7 grams of heroin and 5 grams of cocaine, as well as a large amount of drug paraphernalia.

Two months prior to his arrest, Demblans was detained on felony cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia possession charges, misdemeanor marijuana possession and operating a motorcycle without a license.

After several of Demblans’ Key Largo Park neighbors complained of suspected drug activities and of him driving his motorcycle recklessly through the neighborhood, Monroe County deputies began an investigation that revealed that Demblans’ license had been suspended for failure to pay child support and that he lacked a motorcycle endorsement, according to the July 2016 arrest report.

When deputies arrested him, the messenger-style bag Demblans was wearing contained eight suspected crack cocaine rocks, a baggie with less than a gram of marijuana and $1,932 in cash.

Inside the handle-bar bag, deputies found a smoking pipe with a small blue plastic bag containing less than a gram of heroin, two suspected crack rocks and a knife in a sheath, also according to that report.

Those charges were consolidated in the terms of his plea deal.

Demblans’ twin brother, Adrian, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for his accessory role in a double homicide in Tavernier in 2015.

Convicted murderer Jeremy Macauley, 36, attempted to implicate the Demblans brothers in the murders of Carlos Ortiz, 30, and Tara Rosado, 26, as part of his defense.