SALT LAKE CITY -- Nearly two dozen suspects police say were involved in a large marijuana growing operation near St. George are set to face a judge.
The 21 defendants were scheduled to appear in Salt Lake City federal court on Monday.
State and federal police arrested the suspects in a raid on the marijuana farm on July 16. More than 13,000 plants were removed from the site.
They were indicted last week.
The charges include conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance by cultivation, manufacture of a controlled substance by cultivation and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Authorities say the suspects are Mexican nationals and are believed to be connected to a drug-trafficking ring operating in Southern California and Nevada.