The federal government has sold $66,480 worth of Michael Hays' cattle under property forfeiture laws. Hays is the accused leader of a Gravel Switch-Indiana marijuana farm.
His trial for charges stemming from that farm is set to begin on Nov. 17. A motion filed by the U.S. attorney's office on Oct. 31 asked the court to deposit the money from the cattle sold at Blue Grass Stockyards into a non-interest bearing account.
All of Hays' land, cattle and horses are subject to forfeiture, should he be found guilty of charges connected to the concealment of Rusty Marshall's death and farming marijuana in Indiana. Marshall's body was found on land in Odon, Ind., that Hays leased.
Hays' wife, Trena, and his stepson, Derek Keith Brummett, face the same charges.