IMPD Detectives Arrest 3 Suspects in an On-Going Narcotics Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS – Detectives from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Special Investigation Unit have arrested three individuals on preliminary charges to include suspicion of Dealing in Cocaine, Conspiracy to Deal Cocaine, Dealing in a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cocaine.

In November 2015, detectives with IMPD’s Special Investigations Unit initiated a narcotics investigation from information received from an outside agency.  The individuals identified during this investigation were 33-year-old Christopher Reed, 41-year-old Victoria Purdy, and 35-year-old Nikolas Layton.  All three individuals are alleged to have participated in narcotics distribution over a period of several days.  Layton is currently employed as a full-time police officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review this case for a final charging decision.  Layton is a 10-year veteran of IMPD and is currently assigned to the Hit & Run Investigation Unit.  Chief Troy Riggs immediately suspended Layton without pay and will recommend his termination to the Merit Board.  Layton submitted his resignation from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday evening.

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