Former IMPD officer to accept plea deal in drug case

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A former police officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is set to take a plea agreement in a drug case.

Nikolas Layton, charged with four felonies in a drug dealing case, has agree to plead guilty to one felony charge of conspiracy to commit dealing cocaine, a level four felony.

Layton, the son of Marion County Sheriff John Layton, was arrested in early 2016. The 10-year-veteran was accused of dealing drugs along with two other people, Christopher Reed and Veronica Purdy.

Online court records indicate that Reed and Purdy are also taking plea deals.

As part of Layton’s deal, his executed sentence will not exceed five years.

Layton resigned from IMPD after the arrest. A special prosecutor was assigned to the case.

All three are set to be sentenced on October 18.

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