Utah police seize 400 lbs. of exotic drug "khat"


By Ben Winslow and Pat Reavy
Deseret Morning News


SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — The dozens of bags of dried green and tan leaves filled the evidence room at the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, giving off a foul odor.

Police seized more than 400 pounds of an exotic, African-based drug called "khat," which has been sweeping across the United States and is now in Utah.

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