DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police have raided a Duluth head shop that has openly sold synthetic marijuana, “bath salts” and other designer drugs, and a clerk says officers have arrested the son of the owner.


Lava Haugen is a clerk at The Last Place on Earth and the girlfriend of its owner, Jim Carlson. She says an officer came in Wednesday and bought a bag of “herbal incense.” She says police then arrested his son, took him to jail, and produced a warrant.


Haugen says about 15 officers are boxing up incense, other items and money, and going through files and records. She says they also confiscated Carlson’s cell phone and computer.


Before the raid, Carlson said he’s not selling any substances officially listed as banned but acknowledged he operates in a gray area.

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Comments (8)
  1. msche says:

    I guess the owner shouldn’t have given that interview on the front page of the Sunday Star Tribune.

    1. Jay says:

      Yhat wasnt too smart of him was it? Guess he gave them enough material to really take a hard look at his business. The bragging part is what got him. lol

  2. funny says:

    Hilarious! I was at this shop looking to buy a lighter for some cigars I bought at the hotel I stayed in. There was a MASSIVE line of people cashing in EBT’s or something! Each one of the individuals (men and women) were all so run down looking. One could only assume they were all on welfare!

    Hopefully the shop will close and they can clean up that nasty area of Duluth. What a dump!

  3. Randall says:

    that place every parent’s nightmare

  4. Jake says:

    WHat goes around comes around. I don’t care if the DOPE DEALER IS BLACK, WHITE, or WHATEVER. He thinks he has suck a great lawyer?? Bring him on!! This dangster should have been put out of bidness a long time ago. Clean up duluth from all of the DOPE and PROSTITUTIN, and make it a decent city, before it’s Milwaukee’s twin. Time is not on your side.

  5. SaveDuluthfromJake. says:

    Jake is obviously the product of abuse of said products.

    1. people who don't know jack says:

      Really? So is that why Duluths population has been declining for years?

      1. brent says:

        The fog…weird things have been happening when it rolls in. People have seen it and never want to return! Does the Edmund Fitzgerald ring a bell? Do your research-check the wire…