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Six charged after khat seized in Fort McMurray

Six people in Fort McMurray have been charged after RCMP found the illegal stimulate khat in a townhouse and two downtown businesses on the weekend
RCMP in Fort McMurray seized over 630 grams of khat over the weekend. (RCMP)

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.

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