Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds injunctions against Last Place on Earth

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds injunctions against Last Place on Earth

July 28, 2014 Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM CST

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- It's another loss for Jim Carlson...as The Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds injunctions against the Last Place on Earth that led to the head shop being permanently closed.

In an opinion released today, the three judge panel sided with the Duluth District Court in finding the Last Place on Earth was a public nuisance.

The judges noted that in the months prior to the Duluth court case, Last Place unlawfully sold mislabeled, controlled substances, with negative side effects, on numerous occasions.

They said after receiving the notice, LPOE continued with business as usual.

The opinion stated that the district court's restraining order, filed July 19 of last year, led to an immediate and drastic decrease in the number of law enforcement calls, emergency room visits and social service issues related to the use of synthetic drugs.

A District Court ruling ordered a permanent injunction shutting the store down.

Last October Carlson was convicted in Federal Court on 51 of 54 counts related to the sale of synthetic drugs.

He will be sentenced on August 14.

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