UPDATE: Trial date set for drug suspect

UPDATE — Wednesday, December 8th, 2016 1:05 p.m. EDT

We have new information regarding the felony drug trial of Kenneth Brunke. The trial, which was scheduled to start on Monday, has been re-scheduled to now start on April 17th, 2017.

According to court documents, the defense asked for more time to prepare for the trial. Brunke is facing charges of delivery or manufacture of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.

He’s currently serving a 40-60 year prison sentence for lying to a peace officer and obstruction of justice. Brunke’s home was the site of a triple homicide in 2015.

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MANISTIQUE — The trial of a Manistique man facing three felony drug counts that was scheduled to start next week has been pushed back until next year.

Kenneth Brunke, 47, is charged with two counts of delivery or manufacture of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. His trial was scheduled to start Monday, December 12th.

Brunke is currently serving a 40 to 60 month prison term for lying to a peace officer and obstruction of justice. In April of 2015, Brunke’s home was the site of a triple homicide.

Brunke’s neighbor and friend, Garry Cordell, 48, pleaded guilty to all three murders in Brunke’s home. He’s currently serving a life sentence with the Michigan Department of Corrections.

There’s no word yet on a new trial date for Brunke.