U.S. v. MIRE

Nos. 12-2792, 12-2793.

725 F.3d 665 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jama MIRE and Hassan Rafle, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 25, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cynthia J. Ridgeway (argued), Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Howard N. Bernstein (argued), Attorney, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before BAUER, POSNER, and FLAUM, Circuit Judges.

BAUER, Circuit Judge.

This case introduces a new drug culture to the Seventh Circuit: the underground world of "khat."

Jama Mire and Hassan Rafle became involved in a conspiracy to distribute khat in the Indianapolis area. Mire's business, the Somali House of Coffee, served as a place where people could get the "stuff" and enjoy it in comfort. Government agents received a tip from a concerned Somali man about this...

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