A Woodstock man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he tested positive for methamphetamine while on probation for possessing methamphetamine, court records show.
Andrew D. Zerbes, 55, of the 800 block of Blakely Street in Woodstock, was charged in September 2021 with possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony.
A criminal complaint said Zerbes possessed the methamphetamine on August 26, 2021, in McHenry County.
The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, which arrested Zerbes.
Zerbes pleaded guilty to the felony charge in February. He was placed on drug court probation for a period of 30 months.
Zerbes was also sentenced to 112 days in jail and required to perform 100 hours of public service.
He was additionally ordered to not consume alcohol or drugs.
In April, prosecutors filed a petition to revoke Zerbes’ probation due to multiple violations.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ashur Youash said in the petition that Zerbes missed a random drug screen on March 24 and then tested positive for methamphetamine.
He also signed an admission of use form admitting to using methamphetamine.
Zerbes was also unsuccessfully discharged from a treatment program after he left a rehabilitation center and did not return, Youash said.
Zerbes failed to report to his probation officer on April 5 when he missed a visit to their office and a random drug screen, Youash said.
Zerbes was later unsuccessfully discharged from treatment at another program on May 23 after he reportedly left the unit and did not return.
Youash said the man failed to report to probation again on May 23.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin resentenced Zerbes to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Wednesday.
The sentence will be served at 50% and he will receive credit for 149 days of time already served.