COOPER COUNTY, Mo. – A California resident has waived his preliminary hearing in a Cooper County drug case.

Zechariah Heryford, 38, of Lodi, Calif, appeared at 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, on a felony count of trafficking drugs in the second degree. Heryford was arrested by troopers working a January drug interdiction campaign on Interstate 70 in Cooper County.

Heryford was bound over to circuit court with an arraignment scheduled on June 24, 2019.