A man accused of growing marijuana near Butte pleaded not guilty in Butte-Silver Bow County District Court Thursday.
55-year-old Laurence Bugni pleaded not guilty to manufacturing dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.
According to court documents, Butte-Silver Bow County police arrested Bugni in December after seizing more than 140 marijuana plants from his home in Buxton.
Police also recovered a variety of items used in the growing process for marijuana.
Bugni is free after posting $75,000 bond.
He will appear in court on December 5 for an omnibus hearing.