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U.S. Forest Service to assess marijuana farm

MADISON (WKOW) --  U.S. Forest Service officials say they plan to assess damage a band of alleged marijuana farmers caused in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Police swept through the southeastern tip of the forest: about 50 miles northwest of Green Bay last week.

Twelve people have been charged so far in federal court.

The Forest Service says marijuana farmers clear-cut large areas, divert water from rivers, streams or lakes for irrigation and use pesticides that can contaminate water systems.

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