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Duluth head shop owner sues feds over store raid

The owner of The Last Place on Earth in Duluth sued the federal government this week stemming from a raid by the Drug Enforcement Agency in July, Agents reportedly seized a large amount of the store's inventory, including two vehicles and $3 million in cash.
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Jim Carlson, the owner of the head shop The Last Place on Earth in Duluth, sued the federal government this week stemming from a raid by the Drug Enforcement Agency in July, reported the Duluth News Tribune.

The Last Shop on Earth -- one of the largest synthetic marijuana businesses in the state -- was raided by feds in July. Agents reportedly seized a large amount of owner Jim Carlson's inventory, including two vehicles and $3 million in cash.

Carlson filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. In it he claims the DEA seized his property without giving him a legal reason to do so.

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