"Last Place" Owner Back in Court Over 2011 Raid

By KBJR News 1

"Last Place" Owner Back in Court Over 2011 Raid

July 31, 2012 Updated Jul 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands Newscenter)
-- Last Place on Earth Owner Jim Carlson was back in court Tuesday, challenging the city and its raid of his controversial head shop last year.

Carlson's attorney, Randall Tigue, argued that the raid of "last place" was unconstitutional, and Carlson has the right to access the evidence against him.

City Attorneys say this case is simple...the evidence is part of an ongoing criminal investigation against Carlson.

They say making confident and non-public evidence public is not in court's power, and the statutes of limitation have not expired.

A decision on this civil action is expected in the next 60 days.