Police from multiple counties raided a house in Alma, Wis. that authorities believe was the base of a trafficking operation. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin banned synthetic marijuana earlier this year.
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Police raided head shop owner's bank accounts, too
Duluth police say their raid at The Last Place on Earth netted 20,000 packs of what they suspect is synthetic marijuana. Meanwhile, authorities were also seizing $2.8 million from the bank accounts of the shop's owner, Jim Carlson. The raid was part of a national crackdown on suspected sellers of synthetic drugs.
Police raid uncovers 'sophisticated' pot-growing operation, also seize 2 monkeys
The raid happened across the border in Comstock, Wisconsin.
Senate passes bill to make synthetic drug sales a felony
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would also ban many more of the synthetic compounds and make it easier for pharmacy officials to ban new ones. The House already passed a similar bill.
Duluth head shop will likely face charges over selling synthetic pot
An attorney for St. Louis County tells the Duluth News Tribune he expects to file charges against the Last Place on Earth. Police raided the shop in September and reportedly took synthetic marijuana, cash and 31 guns. The shop claims that was illegal search and seizure.
Backers hope bill would end synthetic drug sales in Minnesota
Past laws banning specific compounds have simply prompted chemists to create new "analogs" -- similar compounds with the same effects -- to get around the rules. New legislation at the Capitol has broader language that sponsors say would ban both existing synthetics and their analogs.
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