Minnesota man arrested at O'Hare with 85 lbs of khat

Khat (FILE)

April 9, 2014 6:07:32 PM PDT
A Minnesota man arrested at O'Hare with 85 pounds of the illegal drug khat told investigators he did not know the drug was illegal.

Dominic Running, 20, was taken into custody over the weekend by U.S. Customs and Border security agents.

Khat is an african plant that can be chewed as a stimulant and is illegal in the United States.

Running lives outside of the twin cities.

Investigators say he told them he bought the drug in London.


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