A Lake County man pled guilty in federal court in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana.
35-year-old Justin Paglusch of Ingleside was charged with intent to manufacture and distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants between Nov. 2014 and Jan. 2015 at the Asher Tool warehouse in Rockford.
Six other people were also charged for the crime.
The warehouse was destroyed by a fire in 2015.
Paglusch faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years.
Sentencing is set for June 23.