Six charged after khat seized in Fort McMurray
Six people in Fort McMurray have been charged after RCMP found the illegal stimulant khat in a townhouse and two downtown businesses.
RCMP seized 630 grams of khat and $1,400 in cash while executing two search warrants Saturday.
One man, 51, faces charges of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. The other five accused are charged with possession of a controlled substance.
They are scheduled to appear in court in September.
Khat is a stimulant native to east Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Users get a mild euphoric feeling when they chew the leaves.
Possession of the substance is illegal in Canada.