ST. HELENA PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Ivy Lee Watson, 55, was arrested after a search of his home on Horseshoe Rd.

The search took place on Wednesday, October 5.

The investigation was “prompted by tips which revealed that he was selling drugs from his residence,” according to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office.

After his arrest, Watson was booked into the St. Helena Parish Jail.

The 55-year-old was charged with the crimes listed below:

  • Schedule I controlled Dangerous substance (CDS Marijuana);
  • Schedule II CDS Crack Cocaine;
  • Schedule III CDS Oxycodone;
  • Schedule IV Alprazolam;
  • Drug paraphernalia including digital scales and packaging material
  • Creation Operation of a clandestine laboratory
  • Possession of firearm with controlled dangerous substance

Sheriff Nathaniel “Nat” Williams has this message for the community:

I want the public to know that the deputies and our partners from other agencies are dedicated to fighting the drugs in our parish and putting the ones responsible in jail. We will not stop if you are dealing drugs in St. Helena Parish, we are coming for you. The next door we go through may be yours.

The Louisiana State Police DEA and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.