STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Lawmakers eye more ways to reduce synthetic drug problems
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators are ready to take another stab at curtailing the use of synthetic drugs.
A House committee established to look at the problem issued nine recommendations Wednesday ... Posted on 1/30/14 at 9:59 AM
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Duluth police said Eric James Murray has been charged with first-degree aggravated robbery and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
An arrest warrant has been issued for an alleged accomplice, Robert Erin Nilsson, 27, of Duluth, charging him with the same two crimes.
The store started selling the products, which are sold as incense, on Wednesday evening after an attorney for the city of Duluth reportedly agreed not to enforce the city’s new ordinance — at least temporarily.
The ordinance is similar to the one passed in Duluth, according to Hermantown City Administrator John Mulder. Starting today, if a business in Hermantown is found to be selling the fake marijuana product, it will face a misdemeanor charge and also could lose its tobacco license.
A Madison pharmacist who has served on the University of Wisconsin Foundation is accused, along with a Middleton man, of importing and selling millions of counterfeit Viagra pills and other fake drugs.
Police swept through the southeastern tip of the forest about 50 miles northwest of Green Bay last week. Twelve people have been charged so far in federal court with running a massive marijuana growing operation.
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