COOPER COUNTY, Mo. — Formal charges have been filed in Cooper County against a man from California accused of trafficking drugs.


Zechariah Heryford, 37, of Galt, Ca. is charged with felony drug trafficking in the second degree.

The charges were filed following a traffic stop on Interstate 70 on Saturday, January 26. State troopers allege they found Heryford in possession of nearly 115 pounds of marijuana. A search of his vehicle was conducted after alleged traffic violations and evasive activity when contacted by law enforcement.

After he was taken into custody, Heryford allegedly admitted to possessing the contraband found in the vehicle.

Heryford was taken to the Cooper County Jail, where he is held without bond. He is slated to appear in a Cooper County courtroom at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 for a hearing before the Hon. Judge Keith Bail.