WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Last Place on Earth

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Synthetic Drug Seller Gets 17½ Years

The owner of a now-closed Minnesota head shop has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison for selling synthetic drugs. Federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to make an example out of Jim Carlson, who was convicted on 51 counts related to selling synthetic drugs from his Duluth shop, Last Place on Earth.

08/14/2014

(credit: CBS)

Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.

12/25/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Judge Denies New Trial For Minn. Head Shop Owner

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion for a new trial or acquittal for a Duluth head shop owner and two employees convicted in a major synthetic drug case. U.S. District Judge David Doty wrote that the evidence presented at trial was “more than sufficient” to support the convictions of Jim Carlson, his girlfriend and Carlson’s son.

12/10/2013

(credit: CBS)

Guilty Verdict In Minnesota Synthetic Drug Case

A federal jury in Minnesota has reached a verdict in a closely watched case involving a head shop owner accused of illegally selling synthetic drugs.

10/07/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Committee Holds Hearing On Synthetic Drugs’ Impact

A legislative committee formed in response to synthetic drug use in Minnesota is holding its first hearing. The Select Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs is meeting Tuesday morning to talk about the impact of synthetic drugs.

07/09/2013

k2 Incense, spice, fake, marijuana

Minnesota Lawmakers To Tackle Synthetic Drugs

Minnesota lawmakers are heading to Duluth in their search for answers to the problems caused by synthetic drugs. Members of a special committee appointed by House Speaker Paul Thissen have been asked to come up with legislative recommendations.

05/30/2013

tattoo, needle, ink, generic

Controversial Head Shop Now Paying For Tattoos

The owner of a head shop who’s facing drug charges has found a new way to promote his business — paying for tattoos for customers willing to advertise his store on their bodies.

05/08/2013

(credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Duluth Head Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling synthetic drugs that authorities say were misbranded and marketed as incense, potpourri or bath salts.

12/21/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Duluth Head Shop Owner Indicted On Federal Charges

The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have been charged in a 54-count indictment accusing them of violating federal drug and regulatory laws.

12/18/2012

(credit: CBS)

Duluth Suing Store For Fostering Violence

A lawsuit filed on Friday by the city of Duluth accuses a store of fostering violence outside its doors on East Superior Street.

10/12/2012

synthetic marijuana, k2, spice

Minn. Raid Nets Suspected Synthetic Marijuana

Authorities have seized 20,000 packets of suspected synthetic marijuana from a Duluth head shop as part of a nationwide crackdown.

07/26/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Seller Of Synthetic Drugs Makes No Apologies

Jim Carlson is not the only person who sells synthetic drugs in Minnesota.

10/01/2011

k2 Incense, spice, fake, marijuana

Attorney, Shop Owners Fight DEA Ban On ‘Fake Pot’

The owner of a Duluth head shop says a new federal ban on five chemicals used to make synthetic marijuana won’t make much difference — he’ll just stock brands that use other, still-legal substances.

03/01/2011

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,875 other followers