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New charges filed against elusive Utah cabin burglar

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Another southern Utah county has filed criminal charges against the skilled wilderness survivalist whose random cabin burglaries have vexed police for five years.

The Iron County Attorney on Friday obtained an arrest warrant for Troy James Knapp, charging him with four felony counts of burglary, one felony count of theft and three misdemeanor counts of theft. Iron County jumped on board with Kane and Garfield counties who also have issued warrants against the 45-year-old, bringing the number of outstanding charges statewide ...

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Pot farms linked to Mexican drug cartels

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Somewhere in an Iron County landfill, buried deep under mountains of malodorous refuse, a veritable forest of marijuana was beginning to rot on Friday.

In all, a multi-agency law enforcement task force led by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office seized 15,692 plants during raids Thursday on two remote pot farms about 15 miles northeast of Cedar City.

The winners: up to 80 officers representing not only the office of Carbon County Sheriff Mark Gower, but also the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), ...

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