Large amount of crystal meth found on Kentucky interstate traffic stop. Two arrested on multiple charges.
Published 5:39 am Wednesday, May 26, 2021
A man and a woman were arrested by Kentucky deputies on Interstate 64 Monday night after a search of their vehicle uncovered a large amount of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, opiates and firearms.
Franklin Roy Layton, 47, of Lexington, was pulled over on Interstate 64 for an expired registration plate around 9:45 p.m. Monday. When a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with Layton and his passenger, Tori Harrison, 22, of Jackson County, he noticed a pipe consistent with paraphernalia used to smoke methamphetamine. Layton and Harrison were removed from the vehicle and a search of their persons and the vehicle was conducted.
Deputies discovered a large amount of what is suspected to be 1.4 pounds of crystal meth, prescription pills, digital scales, three pistols and a rifle. According to Sheriff Chris Quire, the methamphetamine has a street value of approximately $26,000.
Layton was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (more than 2 grams methamphetamine), first offense, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, all Class C felonies; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), first offense, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), first offense, both Class D felonies; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; and no registration plates and no registration receipt, both violations.
He is being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail on a $10,000 full-cash bond.
Harrison was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (more than 2 grams methamphetamine), first offense, a Class C felony; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), first offense, a Class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.
She is also being held at FCRJ on a $10,000 full-cash bond.