PIONEER, TN (WLAF) – Two men from Middlesboro are free on bond this morning after being arrested over the weekend on multiple Ginseng charges.
An agent with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency arrested Tommy Lee Upton and Thomas Riley Ward on Saturday at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Upton, 45, was charged with violation of Ginseng harvest, removing plants from the WMA, possession of wildlife and closed for the season. Charges for the 41 year old Ward are violation of Ginseng harvest, removing plants from the WMA and no WMA permit. Both men are scheduled to appear in court on August 23. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/19/2022-6AM)