LEXINGTON - Michael Hays will be released from the Fayette County Detention Center after he gets a private phone line at his mobile home in Forkland.
The line will be used to monitor him electronically. Hays will be on house arrest until his trial, which is set for Nov. 17.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron Walker asked the court to keep him in jail, presenting papers from the Fayette jail that said Hays' needs were being met there. But the request was denied.
Walker said he had made a greater push to keep Hays in custody than for any of his other seven co-defendants because he believes Hays was the leader of an alleged marijuana farm in Gravel Switch.