Two Goshen men who were accused of cultivating several acres of marijuana plants near Syracuse this month appeared for a initial hearings in U. S. District Court on Monday in South Bend.

Mario Comacho, 44, and Marianao Gonzales, 38, who were arrested July 10 near the marijuana growing south of Syracuse and east of Dewart Lake, were first charged in Kosciusko County, but their cases were moved to the federal court system.

They face federal charges of possession of more than 1,000 marijuana plants and intention to distribute it.

Each appeared before Magistrate Christopher Nuechterlein Monday and had attorneys appointed to represent them. No future court dates were set this week. Comacho has as his attorney J. David Keckley and Gonzales is represented by Phil Skodinski.

The magistrate ordered the pair held over without a bond being set.

A third person who was arrested, a juvenile, was charged in the incident and held in the South Bend juvenile detention system.

React to this story:

0
0
0
0
0

Trending Video

Recommended for you