A Norwalk man is being held without bond until his next probation violation hearing in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
Derek R. Ward, 27, of 3063 1/2 Laylin Road, said there was probable cause he committed a probation violation in connection with testing positive for multiple drugs, including heroin.
"He is aware of the allegations," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.
In October 2011, Judge Jim Conway allowed Ward to be on the intervention program instead of being convicted. He has one count of trafficking in marijuana in connection with a May 15, 2011 incident hanging over his head.
"He has tapered off staying in touch with his probation officer," said Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper, who requested Ward be held without bond.
Longo said it's possible his client could keep his job if he were allowed to be released on bond. Probation officer Dexter Chandler told the judge Ward had given him the "run-around" about his job, such as where it is, and he doubted Ward would refrain from using drugs.
Ward's next hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13.