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Woman charged with possessing nearly 200 lbs. of stimulant

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Zemzem Seraj (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Zemzem Seraj (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
Khat is a stimulant derived from a shrub native to East Africa and southern Arabia. (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Khat is a stimulant derived from a shrub native to East Africa and southern Arabia. (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro police and Homeland Security Investigations agents have charged a woman with possessing Khat for resale.

Police said 47-year-old Zemzem Seraj accepted a package of Khat weighing about 60 pounds at her home in the 1400 block of Running Brook Road.

When police searched the home, they seized an additional 130 pounds of Khat and more than $9,000 in cash.

Khat is a stimulant derived from a shrub native to East Africa and southern Arabia. Khat leaves are typically chewed to release stimulant chemicals.

Seraj is charged with felony Khat possession and tampering with evidence. She is being held on a $160,000 bond.

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