What the heck?: When did D.C. become Somalia?

Well, D.C. already has the necessary amount of violence, but from WTOP:

Nearly three dozen people have been arrested in a raid involving a leafy drug called khat (COT).

Police say on Friday night they seized about 30 pounds of khat at a site on 7th Street in northwest Washington. Authorities say small bags of what’s believed to be khat were being sold for about $25.

Most of those arrested face possession charges. Four people were charged with distribution.

Khat is a flowering evergreen shrub native to East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, where it’s widely used as a stimulant.

Yeah, Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s militia was hopped up on the stuff during Operation Gothic Serpent (the events depicted in Black Hawk Down).

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