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Green tongues lead to drug charges for four men

(WMC-TV) - Four men were arrested for using Khat, an illegal drug you chew.

Investigators said the men were arrested after they saw their green tongues, a sign of chewing Khat.

Nuradin Mumed and Nuradin Mohamed were pulled over on Tillman Street with a malfunctioning tail light.  Police said both men had green tongues.

At their nearby apartment, police said Abdusalam Yusuf and Tura Ahmed were also found with green tongues.

Khat is a drug similar to marijuana but native to Africa.  It is illegal in most of the world, including the United States.

The Khat was stored in small plastic baggies that were hidden all throughout the apartment.  Neighbors said they had no idea.

All four men were charged with selling Khat.  They all have a bond of at least $20,000 and are due in court Thursday morning.

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