Khat bust in Georgia

Posted on August 19th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

khatOfficials in Georgia's Bartow County said one person was arrested after they seized $250,000 worth of what local news accounts called a "rare drug" during a traffic stop on Interstate 75. Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force officials identified the substance as khat, a leaf chewed as a mild stimulant in the Horn of Africa and parts of the Middle East.

The driver, Hussein Dahir Sheikaden, 31, of Stone Mountain, was charged with trafficking a Schedule 1 narcotic. He was jailed pending a bond hearing. Officials say the case is still active, with agents following up on leads. (WBSB-TV, Atlanta, Aug. 17)

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