A man accused of running a marijuana growing operation with 170 plants at a Spanaway house was arraigned Friday.
Yonfu Huang, 29, pleaded not guilty to unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Retired Pierce County Superior Court Judge John McCarthy, filling in on a temporary basis, ruled that Huang can remain free without bail, pending trial.
Court records did not list an attorney for Huang.
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According to charging papers, Huang was not authorized to grow marijuana.
Sheriff’s deputies investigated the house in the 5200 block of 205th Street Court East after getting a tip about a possible marijuana growing operation there.