Last Place Lawsuit Against Duluth in Judge's Hands
Posted at: 09/25/2012 6:00 PM
| Updated at: 09/25/2012 6:02 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
A St. Louis County judge is considering his next move in a lawsuit filed against the City of Duluth.
Jim Carlson, the owner of Last Place on Earth, alleges the city violated his civil rights. His store sells small packets of incense, which is a product also known as synthetic marijuana.
In a hearing Tuesday morning, Carlson's attorney, Randall Tigue, alleged the city lied to get a warrant to search the store last fall and has been holding onto the store's property without a legal reason. Police searched the store as part of an investigation into the possible sale of illegal synthetic drugs.
An attorney for the city says the claims haven't been supported since the lawsuit was filed. Judge Shaun Floerke will decide whether to allow the case to continue.