Acadia Parish Sheriff''s deputies arrested a Mermentau man on a host of drug charges.

Sheriff K.P. Gibson reported Lee Harrison Varnado was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail following the execution of a search warrant at his Mermentau residence.

Deputies recovered a loot of narcotics including: 3.3 grams of crystal meth, 8.9 grams of marijuana, alprazolam (Xanax) pills and drug paraphernalia. Also recovered was a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Varnado was booked on the following charges:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS
  • Introduction of Contraband Into a Penal Institution

Our deputies worked hard to obtain a search warrant for the residence and did a good job removing narcotics from our streets. We will continue our efforts to fight this growing epidemic” Gibson said.