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Sheriff: 55-year-old charged with keeping a secret lab after drug bust at his home

1 year 6 months 1 week ago Friday, October 07 2022 Oct 7, 2022 October 07, 2022 7:41 AM October 07, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. HELENA PARISH - A 55-year-old man was arrested after a drug bust at his home led law enforcement to discover his secret lab, among other things. 

The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office, along with State Police and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested 55-year-old Ivy Lee Watson on several drug-related charges after law enforcement conducted a search at his home. 

Watson was charged with possession of crack cocaine, oxycodone, Xanax, and other drug paraphernalia, but he was also charged with the creation and operation of a "clandestine laboratory."

Watson was booked into the St. Helena Parish Jail.

Editor's note: The sheriff's office initially identified the suspect by the wrong name in its news release. The department released an updated statement Friday correcting the name.

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