INTAKE COURT JOEY DEL REAL

Joey Del Real appears in intake court in this photo from January. He is facing numerous charges as Pleasant Prairie police believe he was running a major drug-dealing operation.

A Pleasant Prairie man accused of running a drug operation from his home is scheduled to go to trial next month.

Joey Del Real, 27, was arrested Jan. 13 after Pleasant Prairie Police became suspicious after Del Real arrived at a local hospital with a stab wound.

When police sought a search warrant for Del Real’s car and home, 8631 Old Green Bay Road, Del Real left the hospital still in his hospital gown and tried to make his way back to his house before police could search it.

Officers found Del Real near the house wearing a yellow hospital gown, blue scrub pants and hospital socks.

Inside the house and car, police found 50 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of about $28,000 along with nearly 35 pounds of marijuana, 20 grams of cocaine and a backpack containing $78,000 in cash.

He was charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, along with other drug charges, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Del Real’s girlfriend, who is alleged to have stabbed him, is also facing charges.

At a hearing Tuesday, Del Real’s attorney said the case has not been settled.

“I think at this point we need to set it for trial,” defense attorney Peter Heflin said.

The trial is scheduled for May 28.

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