SALT LAKE CITY – Police are searching businesses in a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah said in statement Tuesday that federal, state and local authorities are carrying out actions approved by a court. Officials didn't elaborate, saying court documents are sealed.
Spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says the actions are taking place in Hildale and Salt Lake City.
Hildale resident Andrew Chatwin says officers on Tuesday went into buildings at five businesses owned by members of a polygamous group known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He's familiar with the businesses because he's served court papers there in the past.
Chatwin says he's seen hundreds of officers and one woman led away in handcuffs. He says the businesses include a dairy store, produce store and a contractor.