Marion Co. Sheriff's son gets 5 years for dealing cocaine


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Marion county Sheriff John Layton's son was sentenced to five years on home detention Tuesday after pleading guilty to dealing cocaine.

Nikolas Layton, a former IMPD officer, was arrested earlier this year and pleaded guilty in August.

Court records show that detectives secretly recorded Nikolas Layton and two co-defendants selling drugs to informants, and then snorting cocaine together n the city's south side.

Two years of the 35-year-old Layton's sentence are suspended. He was also sentenced to two years probation.

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