Smithville Woman Arrested in Drug Bust by Sheriff's Department

February 15, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Nieka (Nikki) Danielle Patton
Norma Jean Henry Layne
Michael Hutfles

A Smithville woman was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department in a drug bust on Friday, February 12th.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 29 year old Nieka (Nikki) Danielle Patton of 409 Hayes Street in Smithville was arrested after complaints of illegal drug activity at her home. Sheriff Ray says when officers entered the home, they detected an odor of marijuana. After obtaining consent to search, authorities found drugs such as percocets, Xanaxs, marijuana, adderall, methadone, and methamphetamine in Patton's bedroom along with drug paraphernalia such as razors, gravity and digital scales, a pill grinder and rolling papers. While searching an outbuilding, detectives also found a methamphetamine lab, a two liter bottle of a three layer liquid, a gallon of muratic acid, jars of unknown liquids, propane tanks with burners, turkey baster, coffee filters, Pyrex dishes, tubing, funnel, rubber gloves and a duffle bag containing butane fuel, lighter fuel, and a leatherman tool. Patton also had in her bedroom more components of the lab including 14 lithium batteries, coffee filters, and 168 cold tablets that contained pseudoephedrine.
Patton was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug (Percocet), simple possession of a schedule IV drug (Xanax), simple possession of a schedule II drug (methadone), simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana), simple possession of schedule II drug (adderall), simple possession of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacture of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine). Patton's total bond was set at $32,000 and she will appear in court on March 4th. The Sheriff's Department also contacted the Department of Children Services after finding in the home Patton's three children, ages are 13, 10 and an infant. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force's response truck and an Environmental Cleanup Service were summoned to assist detective's at the scene.

25 year old Ginger Faye Trapp of Circle Dowelltown is charged with driving on a revoked license Sheriff Ray says on Monday, February 8th a deputy spotted Trapp turning from the roadway into the parking lot of a business on Highway 70 West. The officer had prior knowledge that Trapp's driver's license was revoked . The license had been revoked due to a driving under the influence conviction. Bond for Trapp was set at $1,000 and she will appear in court on March 4th. Trapp's vehicle, a 2002 Ford Taurus, was also seized.

33 year old Norma Jean Henry Layne of Mayberry Street Sparta was arrested on Tuesday, February 9th and charged with simple possession of a schedule IV drug (Xanax). She is also wanted in Marion County, Tennessee on other charges. Sheriff Ray says a deputy, while on patrol, stopped Layne, who was driving a vehicle on Highway 70 East. She had committed a traffic violation. The officer ran a background check on Layne for any outstanding warrants and found that she was wanted in Marion County on charges of Reckless Endangerment, failure to yield to blue lights, improper passing, no insurance, and speeding. During a pat down search, Layne was found to have a pill believed to be Xanax in her jacket pocket.Her bond was set at $1,000 and she will appear in court on February 18th..

Deputies went to a residence on Luttrell Avenue, Smithville on Sunday, February 14th looking for a female who is charged in state warrants. As they walked to the door, the officers saw the woman in the home but when they knocked on the door, she went into the back of the residence. 29 year old Christopher Garner Daniels came to the door. When deputies asked if the woman they were looking for was there, he replied that he did not know her. The officers confronted Daniels again telling him they had seen her in the home. Again, Daniels replied that he did not know the woman. Officers made entry into the home and found the woman hiding in a closet. As the deputies were making the arrest, Daniels spoke up saying "Oh, you mean her." The officers discovered that the woman is Daniels' sister. Daniels was charged with filing a false report and bond for him was set at $5,000. He will appear in court on February 25th.

48 year old Michael Hutfles of Rex Lake Drive Akron, Ohio was arrested Sunday, February 14th for simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) after a deputy stopped to check a vehicle which was setting at the overlook on Highway 56 North. The officer took the Sheriff's Department's K-9 around Hutfles' vehicle and the dog alerted on it. The deputy found a burnt marijuana cigarette and a small bag of marijuana in the automobile. Hutfles admitted that the marijuana belonged to him. Bond for Hutfles was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on April 15th.

Deputies were summoned to Highway 70 East around Sligo Bridge to work an automobile accident on Sunday, February 14th. After an investigation, 42 year old Gregory Allen Mayo was charged with filing a false report. Mayo told the officers that it was not he but his wife who was the driver. After interviewing Mayo's wife and witnesses at the scene, it was determined that Mayo was the driver. Bond for Mayo was set at $5,000 and he will appear in court on February 18th.

Also on Sunday, February 14th, deputies were called to Students Home Road, Smithville on a complaint of a suspicious person. After arriving, they spotted 31 year old Shawn Bradley Patton of Oak Place Drive Smithville. Patton was talking out of his head, jumping around everywhere, and he appeared to be under the influence. Patton was placed under arrest after he started trying to climb on the back of the patrol car. Patton was charged with public intoxication and his bond was set at $1,000. He will appear in court on February 25th.

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