Son of Marion County sheriff reaches plea deal in cocaine dealing case

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Nikolas Layton

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The son of Marion County Sheriff John Layton reached a plea deal with a special prosecutor after being accused of dealing cocaine.

In January, Nikolas Layton and two other people were arrested in the case. Charges against them included dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine and conspiracy to commit dealing in cocaine.

Layton resigned from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department after 10 years on the force. He’d most recently been assigned to the hit-and-run investigation unit.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry requested a special prosecutor for the case, citing his professional and personal relationship with Layton’s father.

Sources said Layton would plead guilty to conspiracy to deal cocaine and face a potential five-year sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 18.