A Bon Aqua man faces an October trial on five counts of food stamp fraud. 36-year-old James Daniel Cooper is accused of purchasing electronic benefit transfer cards from five fellow participants in the 23rd Judicial District Drug Court between January and June 2012. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Cooper used the food stamp cards to purchase supplies for the Farmers Family Restaurant in Dickson where he was working at the time. During an arraignment in Dickson County Circuit Court Monday, Judge George Sexton entered not guilty pleas on Cooper’s behalf and appointed Dickson attorney Mark Odle to represent him after the Public Defender’s Office said it has a conflict of interest. Sexton ordered Cooper to pay $200 and perform public service work for his court-appointed attorney. Sexton scheduled Cooper’s trial for Oct. 15 with an appearance date of Sept. 13. The TBI alleges Cooper was a participant in the drug court’s residential program in west Dickson when he paid anywhere from half value to full value to illegally purchase the food stamp cards from five different drug court participants. Cooper was indicted in April and arrested May 9 in Ohio after being picked up on an unrelated probation violation charge. He is free on $15,000 bond. None of the five drug court participants who allegedly sold their EBT cards have been charged and the TBI does not allege that any of the management or owners of Farmers were aware of the cards being used to buy supplies for the restaurant on Suzanne Drive near Interstate 40.