CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom approved a request from Zachary Jones, the son of Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, to attend a drug treatment center in Huntington.
Zachary Jones was arrested in March on a charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine.
He was allowed to post a $25,000 surety bond, which was put up on his behalf Monday afternoon. Previously, his bail was set at $25,000 cash. The change in type of bail means that a third party can use property as a way to meet the bond.
Jones is currently awaiting trial and was being housed at South Central Regional Jail until Monday.
He will be permitted to travel to Cabell County to enroll in a treatment program at The Healing Place of Huntington. That program, which is currently open only to men, costs nothing for its residents and is non-medical, according to the program's website. The Healing Place has a bed open until Tuesday at 4 p.m.
During Monday's hearing, Bloom made several stipulations about the change in bond, including that Jones must report immediately to the treatment center, he must follow all the rules of the treatment center, he may not leave The Healing Place for any reason except to attend court and that he be tested for drugs according to the program's guidelines.
"If he tests positive for any reason, it's a violation of bond," Bloom said.