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 BlueRidgeNow.com, the online version of the Hendersonville Times-News: http://tinyurl.com/yhm9l6a
Labels: ginseng, poaching