Sheriff’s son, former IMPD officer won’t serve time in jail for selling cocaine

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Nikolas Layton

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The son of the Marion County Sheriff will not spend time in jail for selling cocaine.

Nikolas Layton was sentenced to five years Tuesday morning. For three years, he’ll be on home detention with supervision from community corrections. For the other two years, he’ll be on probation.

He and his co-defendants, Christoper Reed and Veronica Purdy, were arrested in January.

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

4 fast facts:

  • Nikolas Layton was sentenced to 3 years of home detention and 2 years of probation for conspiracy to deal cocaine.
  • Resigned from IMPD after the arrest.
  • He is the son of Marion County Sheriff John Layton.
  • Co-defendants in the case were also sentenced.

In August, he entered into a plea deal, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deal cocaine.

Reed and Purdy were also sentenced Tuesday. Purdy’s conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor; she will spend 180 days on probation. Reed will serve three years on probation with two years suspended.

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