Cody Robert Hume was given the opportunity to avoid a drug felony in August 2017, but after recent arrests that opportunity was revoked and he was convicted of the felony.
Cody Robert Hume was given the opportunity to avoid a drug felony in August 2017, but after recent arrests that opportunity was revoked and he was convicted of the felony.
Cody Hume, age 25, was recently dishonorably discharged from probation after admitting to several violations and incurring new charges involving a drug trafficking arrest at the Carson City Department of Parole and Probation office in February. 

Hume appeared in Sixth Judicial District Court last week and admitted to several violations of his probation and diversion program, including rules involving controlled substances, directives and conduct, alcoholic beverages and fulfilling financial obligations. 

In August 2017 Hume was given the opportunity to complete drug court and 36 months of probation to avoid a category E felony on his record. His original probation was set to be complete on August 1, 2020. 

Hume successfully completed the Humboldt County Adult Drug Court program in May 2019 and in his violation hearing last week he asked the court to allow him to go through the program again. 

“I want to try and do the drug court program again and pick up the pieces I left,” said Hume. “ I fell off and didn’t use the support system as I should. I know that I need more help and now that I’m home and asking for help I hope I can get the help that I need.” 

The basis for the probation violation report, in addition to being far behind on his probation fees, was an incident in which he and two other individuals (Cullen Hume and Amanda Miles) were arrested in February at the Department of Parole and Probation, where authorities found 14.9 grams of methamphetamine and charged each on suspicion of trafficking. 

Hume said he was given probation on the new charges with the condition that he complete a drug court program, which he hopes to do in Humboldt County where he now resides. 

The Department of Parole and Probation said they had not received a request to transfer the case to Humboldt County as of the hearing time. 

Rather than extending Hume’s probation and allowing him to complete drug court again under the same case, Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Michael Montero rescinded the diversion program, leaving Hume with a category E felony drug conviction. 

Hume was sentenced to 12-32 months in prison with 8 days of credit for time served. Montero suspended the prison sentence and placed Hume on probation and immediately dishonorably discharged him from probation. 

Montero said that Hume still owes over $900 to Parole and Probation in supervision fees, $153 DNA collection and analysis fee, $25 administrative assessment fee and a $60 forensic fee. 

Montero said that if Hume’s case is transferred to Humboldt County he would then be able to complete the drug court program again if that is a term of his probation ordered from the trafficking case, along with his girlfriend Amanda Miles who is also reported to be on community supervision as a result of the trafficking arrest.