Judge denies new trial for Last Place on Earth owner

Jim Carlson
Jim Carlson stands outside his head shop, Last Place on Earth, in Duluth, Minn. A federal judge on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 denied a motion for a new trial or acquittal for Carlson and two employees convicted in a major synthetic drug case. Carlson defiantly ran the Last Place on Earth, which did a brisk business in synthetic marijuana and other substances before authorities shut the shop down in July after a long fight.