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Jeffs, 54, is the ecclesiastical head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a southern Utah-based church that practices polygamy in marriages arranged by church leaders. Historically, some marriages have involved underage girls, although church leaders say the practice has stopped.


Pot operation in national forest raided

GREEN BAY — Several people were arrested after more than 200 federal, state and local authorities swarmed a large marijuana operation in a national forest in northeast Wisconsin, state officials said.

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said several people were arrested early Wednesday after the nighttime raid.

His office withheld most details, including how many people were arrested or what the tentative charges are. The raid occurred in the Nicolet National Forest.

Mexican drug gangs have been increasing their marijuana farming operations in national and state parks across the U.S.

From wire dispatches and staff reports