Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox is reporting an incident that happened Thursday, May 5th.
During his daily patrol, Deputy Ryan Ford clocked a vehicle on radar doing 84 mph in a 65 zone. The car, from Indiana, was stopped on Highway 36 near Mooresville. Upon further investigation, Deputy Ford developed probable cause, and during a search of the vehicle, took into custody marijuana, two loaded handguns, ammunition, and almost six thousand dollars in cash. ($5,702)
Deputy Ford arrested Zachary J. Cooper Jr, 33 and Tammara Barnes, 29, both of Indiana for alleged misdemeanor drug violations. Cooper was also arrested for alleged driving while suspended, and excessive speed.
An additional investigation is in progress, with the report on the alleged weapons violation being transferred to the NITRO Federal Task Force for additional investigation, as well as consideration by the U.S. Attorney.
Both individuals have posted bond, and are scheduled to appear in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court on June 8, 2016.
The report is also being submitted to Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren for consideration on seized evidence.