Fargo police say they seized about 15 pounds of khat during an arrest at an apartment on Saturday.
Khat is a leaf chewed for its methamphetamine-like high. It is illegal in the United States.
The Fargo Forum reports that police arrested Mohamed Suleiman Mohamud, 29, on suspicion of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and took him to the Cass County Jail. Police say he had the plant shipped to a north Fargo apartment.
Police say Mohamud asked the apartment tenant if he could have a package shipped there. The tenant agreed, but when the package arrived midday Saturday, he opened it and saw what he believed to be illegal drugs and called police.
Mohamud was arrested when he showed up to collect the package.
Information from: The Fargo Forum
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