I must point out that the (apparently) original case, the one that started all of this, was an in rem
forfeiture case with the terrific title of...deep breath now:
United States of America v. 1,149 4 ounce round metal tins, more or less, of an article of drug, labeled in part: “*** CHICKWEED HEALING SALVE *** Usage: Good for skin disorders *** Made by: S.A.E.G. ***,” 244 2 ounce round metal tins, more or less, of an article of drug, labeled in part: “*** TO-MOR-GONE *** (Black Salve) *** Ingredients: Blood Root, ***,” 316 1/3 fluid ounce glass bottles, more or less, of an article of drug, labeled in part: “*** R.E.P. *** For sinus infection, *** Made by: S.A.E.G. ***” all other quantities of the above articles of drug, in any size and type of container, whether labeled or unlabeled, that are located anywhere on the premises of Notions-n-Things Distribution, 20497 Hwy 65, Bogard, Missouri, and which are labeled or otherwise determined to have originated outside the state of Missouri.
By the way, the last filing in that case (4:12-cv-00362, in the Western District of Missouri) is titled, "NOTICE of filing of Notice of Destruction of Defendants In Rem by United States of America", which is a bit jarring to see.
This is not the first time a peddler of Black Salve has gone the route of sovcit arguments, apparently, as documented by Peter Bowditch over at his site
(about halfway down).
Anyway, glancing through the criminal case on PACER, there doesn't seem to be the usual quantity of sovereign flotsam cluttering the docket here, although Mr. Girod did attempt to appeal his case about halfway through (which went nowhere) and did write a letter
to the court insisting that he was a man of God, etc., and should therefore be released. He also got the sheriff of Bath County, Kentucky, to intervene on his behalf. Evidently that didn't work out so well for him, but I suppose it's nice to have friends to go to bat for you, anyway.