Trial set for man involved in marijuana bust

Thomas Ornelas
Thomas Ornelas

A Keweenaw County man will be going to trial on charges related to a marijuana bust at his home.

Thomas Ornelas, 63, of Eagle Harbor Township had a hearing Monday in Keweenaw County Circuit Court.

A pretrial is set for December, and a trial is scheduled for January 2014.

Ornelas pled not guilty to three charges: manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, a firearms charge, and maintaining a drug house.

Police searched his home in August and said they found about 15 pounds of marijuana, more than thirty plans, and growing equipment.