Phillips County man facing gang-related charges freed by federal judge pending trial

After plea, judge dismisses other count, grants release

This undated file photo provided by the San Diego County sheriff's office shows trimmings from an illegal marijuana grow. (AP/San Diego County sheriff's office)

A Phillips County man indicted in a far-reaching investigation by the FBI's GETROCK Task Force into two rival street gangs in Central Arkansas was allowed to go free on bond after pleading guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.