U.S. Marshal takes inventory, changes locks at Last Place on Earth

By KBJR News 1

U.S. Marshal takes inventory, changes locks at Last Place on Earth

December 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Federal authorities were once again seen inside Duluth's controversial head shop, the Last Place on Earth, but this time for a different reason.

Last week, a judge granted a court order approving the seizure of more than six million dollars and numerous properties from Jim Carlson, which included the Last Place on Earth.

U.S. Marshals were inside documenting contents from the controversial head shop this afternoon, taking pictures inside of the business, changing locks, and posting "No Trespassing" signs on the building.

According to the order, the judge said that based on the conviction of Carlson and all of the files and records of the trial, the government determined a link between Carlson's property and the offenses of which he was found guilty.

Jim Carlson's Lawyer said that it was no surprise that this would happen.

"The government is doing its best to be a police state and they're succeeding at it. Once the forfeiture order was issued, then they're going to go ahead and do it," said Randall Tigue.

Carlson is currently awaiting sentencing after a jury upheld 51 of the 55 counts against him for the sale of synthetic drugs at the Last Place on Earth.

Carlson's lawyer said that once he is sentenced they're going to ask for another retrial.

Bryce Henry
bhenry@kbjr.com

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