Successful Results After Long-Term Drug Investigation

Publish Date: January 9, 2023
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

On Friday, January 6, 2023, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Vice and Narcotics Division implemented search warrants in a 10-month long drug investigation.  During the execution of these warrants, a significant amount of drugs, guns and cash were seized.  Investigators secured 5 guns, 19.5 lbs. of Cocaine, 5.74 lbs. of Heroin, 22 lbs. of Methamphetamine, 30 oz. of Marijuana, 150 grams of a Fentanyl/Heroin mixture and over $151,000.00 in cash.

Arrested in the initial warrant execution were 43-year-old, Antonio Powell and 49-year-old Lumon Layton, both from Birmingham.  Powell was arrested on the charge of possession of marijuana 1st degree, with a $10,000.00 bond.  Layton is facing seven different charges of drug trafficking, possession of marijuana 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.  Layton’s bonds total $2,500,000.00.