Joey Kiwook Song has pleaded not guilty. His codefendant skips bail

The Maricopa man arrested on drug trafficking and cultivation charges in August was ordered to stand trial on five felony counts and one misdemeanor charge at a preliminary hearing last week.

Joey Kiwi Song, 40, has pleaded not guilty to all counts, which include possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.

He is also charged with possession of ammunition by a person forbidden to possess firearms or ammunition of possession of paraphernalia.

Song was arrested on August 27 along with Nancy Adriane Cross, 25, when Kern County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at 405 California Street.

Deputies said they found 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine in the house and 60 marijuana plants in a garage at the rear of the house.

Song is free on $40,000 bail.

Cross was also free on bail but she failed to appear at a pretrial hearing and her bond was forfeited, according to the Kern County Superior Court website.

Song is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 22.