NC Ginseng Dealer is Sentenced to Prison

People often ask me if anyone ever gets caught poaching ginseng or dealing it illegally.  I don't hear of it happening very often.  Poachers are hard to catch and resources to do so are quite limited.  But a North Carolina ginseng dealer has just been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally selling about $109,000 worth of wild ginseng.  I don't personally know any of the details (yet), but the article I've linked to below says it was the result of a three year anti-poaching investigation.  So, there you go. 

Here is a link to the article at, the online version of the Hendersonville Times-News:

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