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.