Alan Grass, 54, of Blair, Wis., pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges that he helped grow and distribute marijuana on a Gravel Switch farm owned by Michael Hays. Grass is the last of eight defendants who were indicted in connection with the alleged operation.
Grass turned himself in to U.S. Marshals in Lexington on Monday.
Michael Hays; his wife, Trena Hays; and her son, Derek Keith Brummett, all pleaded innocent to charges that they concealed the death of a Danville man, Rusty Marshall, and then buried him in Odon, Ind. Michael Hays was also accused of being the ringleader of the marijuana farm.
William David Miller; his son, David Scott Miller; his daughter, Beverly Hall; and her husband, Frank Hall; were all accused of growing and distributing marijuana on Michael Hays' farm.
The trial date for all eight has been set for Nov. 17.