Man facing almost year in jail after failing drug test

A Brown County man was arrested June 12 after an officer says he tested positive for drugs while being on probation and home detention.

Jeremiah Zody, 27, was arrested on Spearsville Road on two warrants for violating his Community Corrections commitment and probation, according to a press release by Brown County Community Corrections Public Information Officer Greg Pittman.

He had been sentenced May 1 to serve four days in jail, with 361 more days suspended. He had pleaded guilty to possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony. Part of his sentence was to serve 90 days on home detention and a year on probation, which included a substance abuse evaluation and 40 hours of community service. If he is found guilty of violating his commitments, he could have to serve those 361 days in jail instead.

At a hearing June 13, Zody entered a denial to the new charges. An evidence hearing was rescheduled for July 11. Public defender Jacob Moore was appointed to represent him.