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Five arrested after man tried to jump from moving car


Five people face drug charges after a disturbance along Interstate 380 during the weekend.

Saturday morning Black Hawk County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on I-380 at milemarker 60 southeast of Gilbertville.

When they arrived, officers saw two people holding another person down on the ground.
The person had allegedly ingested a leafy plant material called "Khat" and drank a partial bottle of liquid Tylenol. The combination of the two caused the subject to lose control and attempt to jump out of a moving vehicle.

During their investigation, deputies found the khat, and also found suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

Deputies arrested:
Abdifatah Haybe Ahmed, age 24 of Fort Worth, Texas
Salim Ahmed Said, age 23 of Indianapolis, Indiana
Omar Mohamed Abdullahi, age 21 of St. Paul, Minnesota
Barkhad Abdinasir Abdi, age 27 of Minneapolis, Minnesota

They were charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Khat and transported to the Black Hawk County Jail.

28-year-old Abdulkadir Mohamed Ahmed, of Minneapolis was taken to Covenant Medical Center where he was treated and released to sheriff's deputies the next day.  He faces the same charges as the other four people.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice website, khat is illegal in the United States, and comes from the Middle East and Africa.  It's typically chewed like tobacco, but can also be smoked, or sprinkled on food.  It can cause hallucinations and induce manic behaviors.  It is legal in much of Europe, East Africa, and the Arabian peninsula.

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