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Feds Bust Leader of 'Marijuana Ring' at his WeHo Home

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Federal authorities rounded up members of what they say is a marijuana ring operating in Southern California, according to cbs2. On Friday, "agents served two arrest warrants in Los Angels County and five in San Diego," bringing in 12 people altogether. The leader of the ring, Joshua John Hester, was arrested at his West Hollywood home. "Two dispensaries owned by Hester are among 14 clinics and collectives raided by local law enforcement in September. At one dispensary, agents found two secret rooms behind a moveable bookshelf where pot was being illegally grown."