Post by Sasquatch on Sept 20, 2010 20:24:56 GMT -5
My good friend and ICO Steve told me the other night of a huge bust of illegal giseng diggers and buyers involving over 150 C.O.'s from two states & 50 federal agents. Over 129 lbs of dried illegal ginseng was recovered, which is an astonishing amount of plants. One man from Switzerland Co. was caught with 80 lbs. by himself. A number of Wackey Weed plots were discovered by accident as well.
Anyway, both steve and I can't find any news stories about it. We're not even sure anyy press releases have been done, even though it's all public knowledge.
If I find it anywhere I'll post it, and feel free to do the same if any of y'all find the story.
I gave up on digging ginseng when the five year public land moratorium came about. I've met plenty of diggers, never met one that wouldn't poach ginseng.
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt.
People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero , 55 BC