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Traffic Stop Results In Seizure Of Weapon And Drugs

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith Announced on Monday a traffic stop and deployment of a K9 resulted in the seizure of a weapon in Drugs. Smith said his office arrested 41-year-old Reginald Howard Layton, of Baldwin on numerous charges.

A K9 deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Layton. During the stop, dispatch confirmed that Layton’s license was suspended.

K9 Chara was deployed to conduct an open-air sniff around the vehicle and showed a positive odor response. The K9 deputy subsequently located crack cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy pills, xanbars, oxycodone, and hydrocodone inside the vehicle along with a semi-automatic pistol.

Dispatch advised that Layton had a protective order against him and should not be in possession of a firearm. Dispatch further advised that Layton held an active warrant from Beaumont, Texas.

Layton was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set on the charges and Layton will also be held for another agency.


Reginald Howard Layton, 41, Baldwin, LA, was arrested on April 11, 2021, at 1:59 am on the following charges:

  • Driving under suspension
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of schedule II drug with intent to distribute
  • Possession of schedule I drugs
  • Possession of schedule II drugs
  • Possession of schedule IV drugs
  • Violation of protective orders
  • Possession of firearm in presence of CDS
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