The officer allegedly made the purchase in early June, and a thorough investigation into Barnhart revealed that he did indeed own more narcotic prescription drugs, and intended to sell them.
“The actual purchase was about a month ago,” said Caledonia Police Chief Daniel Chapman, “so it was an ongoing investigation. We got a warrant [Tuesday] morning, and arrested him at about 7am.”
The consolidated Drug Task Force was established in 2012 to combat illegal drug trafficking in Livingston County. Officers from many town police departments use confidential, often anonymous tips to locate potential drug dealers and investigate them.
Barnhart is being held at the Livingston County Jail, without bail.