Extrajudicial Taxes: West Virginia (Ginseng Edition)

What’s worthy of a yearlong investigation involving 15 officers? Tracking down a serial killer? Busting a human trafficking ring? How about arresting ginseng diggers?

State officers in West Virginia proudly posed next to 190 pounds of the seized root, which is coveted in Asia for its purported healing qualities. Cops also came across $30,000 in cash, which was funneled into law enforcement coffers.


I wonder if they will want an MRAP for further anti-ginseng ops.

“We can’t be sure these terrorist will not put out land mines to secure their illegal harvest of spice.”

via Officers Spend Year Busting Ginseng Diggers (Don’t Cops Have Better Things to Do?!) – Reason.com.