AC-T: Lost hikers charged with ginseng theft

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:

Two hikers who were lost in the woods Sunday night were found safe overnight but were charged Monday with ginseng theft.

Derek Vann Whitson, 33, of Mars Hill, and Jesse Daniel Mizell, 25, of Green Mountain, each face a felony theft of ginseng charge, according to Asheville Police Sgt. Dave Romick.

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0 thoughts on “AC-T: Lost hikers charged with ginseng theft

  1. bsummers

    Not quite as bad as the stories about the guy who called police to report he had been robbed…of his pot – but close.

    These guys are not going to do well in prison.

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