36 year old Derrick Lemmond Cooper of Livingston was found to be in possession of approximately 16 grams of crack cocaine.
Driver In Possession of Crack Cocaine Tries to Evade Police, LIVINGSTON, September 19, 2013 - On the evening of September 17, 2013, Officer Adam Williford with the Livingston Police Department was on patrol and executed a routine traffic stop in the 400 block of Miracle Way in Livingston. The vehicle was driven by Derrick Lemmond Cooper, 36, of Livingston. Officer Williford spotted what appeared to be rocks of crack cocaine in plain view within Cooper's vehicle. Williford was quickly backed up by Sergeant Chad Ward, and Officers Jason Thomas and Tito Reyes (all with Livingston PD). Cooper was asked to step out of his vehicle and while doing so, Cooper attempted to physically push his way through the officers in an apparent attempt to flee the scene. The officers stopped Cooper's escape attempt and tried to restrain him, but Cooper continued to resist the officers. Once the officers had Cooper safely restrained and cuffed he was loaded into a patrol unit. The officers continued to investigate the scene and located approximately 16 grams of crack cocaine. Cooper allegedly tried to destroy the dope during his struggle with the officers. Derrick Cooper was transported to Polk County Jail and was charged with possession of a controlled substance (felony), tampering/fabricating physical evidence (felony), evading arrest and resisting arrest (several of the officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle with Cooper).
Special thank you: Lieutenant Matt Parrish with Livingston Police Department
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