By Todd Wineburner
The Livingston County Sheriff's department's pro-active unit took part in two drug arrests over the past week. Last Thursday (11/8), an ongoing investigation led to a search warrant being executed at 1037 East Water street in Pontiac. The search led to the arrest of Frank Cooper of Pontiac who was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. During the search, officers seized 182 hydrocodone pills and $130 in cash. Another search warrant was issued November 12th for 720 West Sherman, Apartment 4, in Pontiac. During that search, just under 6 grams of cocaine was seized along with about $1600 in cash. In that action, Demetrius Hooks of Pontiac was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Investigations continue in both cases and further charges could be filed.
Sheriff Marty Meredith said recently on WJEZ's Community Forum that the Pro-Active unit of his department is designed to conduct this type of action. Meredith says the pro-active unit takes pressure off of deputies on patrol, as they can focus on specific reports and investigate them without interruption. The pro-active unit works in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies and the state's attorney's office.