A Watauga County, N.C. man has pleaded guilty theft of ginseng from the High County Ginseng Farm, marking the first time a person has been convicted of felony larceny of the root in North Carolina. "That's the number one problem we have with growing ginseng is trying to keep people out of it," said farm owner Travis Cornett. "A dried pound is worth anywhere from $600 to $1200. You can put five pounds in a backpack easy and walk out of the woods and never be noticed." Fox 46.