Synthetic Drugs Conviction Upheld For Ex-Headshop OwnerA federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of a former Minnesota head shop owner who openly sold millions of dollars' worth of synthetic drugs from his store in downtown Duluth.
Head Shop Owner Set For Synthetic Drugs TrialTo federal prosecutors and Duluth leaders, Jim Carlson is nothing more than a drug pusher. There's no dispute that Carlson's head shop, the Last Place on Earth, openly sold a lot of synthetic marijuana before authorities finally shut it down in July.
North Branch Tobacco Shop Raided, Synthetic Pot SeizedA North Branch tobacco shop was raided by authorities Friday, who seized hundreds of grams of illegal synthetic marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash. According to North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, police and deputies from the East Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Forces executed a search warrant of King Tobacco after undercover agents made purchases of illegal synthetic marihuana which were marketed as herbal incense.
Duluth Head Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty To ChargesThe 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.
Parents Accused Of Child Neglect To Appear In CourtDespite their daughter's death was ruled an accidental drowning, the parents of a little girl in Western Wisconsin are facing criminal charges.
Synthetic Marijuana Seized From Blaine ShopThe Anoka-Hennepin Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Blaine Police Department seized synthetic marijuana from a tobacco shop Friday morning, said authorities.
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.
Another Minnesota Death Linked To Synthetic DrugsThey've been marketed for years as safe and legal alternatives to controlled drugs, substances like marijuana and cocaine, but synthetic substitutes sold online have claimed another Minnesota life.
Minn. Smoke Shop Owner Charged Under Fake Pot LawPolice say the owner of a Moorhead smoke shop has been charged under a new state law banning synthetic marijuana.
New Synthetic Drug Growing Popular In WinonaA new synthetic drug is becoming more popular in Winona, raising concerns for local authorities who worry that a recent state law outlawing the drug might not go far enough in stemming its use.
Move To Ban Synthetic Marijuana Advances In Minn.A move to prohibit synthetic substances that mimic marijuana and other drugs is gaining traction at the Capitol.
Synthetic Drugs Send Thousands To ERSynthetic substances that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs are making users across the nation seriously ill, causing seizures and hallucinations and even killing some people.
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.
Minn. House OKs Crackdown On Synthetic MarijuanaAn effort to criminalize synthetic marijuana sold as herbal incense has easily cleared the Minnesota House with bipartisan support.
Businesses Appeal Synthetic Marijuana DecisionFour Minnesota businesses are appealing a judge's decision involving synthetic marijuana.