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DULUTH - Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, FOX 21 learned exclusive details involving the ongoing local and federal saga surrounding the controversial Last Place on Earth. Duluth police officials told FOX 21's Dan Hanger that Last Place owner Jim Carlson was arrested again around 8 p.m. on a new federal warrant.
However, his son, Joe Gellerman, was not arrested again.
Police officials say Carlson violated his probation on the federal level because he either had a firearm on him or in his store.
Last Place on Earth was closed again after Carlson's arrest.
As you may recall, the head shop has been described by authorities as ground zero for the selling of synthetic drugs.
Carlson and his son just posted large bail amounts earlier this week after being arrested Friday on local charges of selling illegal drugs.
Authorities say Carlson won't be able to bail himself out right away because he was arrested on federal charges and will first have to appear before a magistrate.
Meanwhile, Carlson and three other employees (including his son) face more than 50 federal charges for allegedly selling illegal products at the head shop. The potential prison time per charge is significant.
That federal trial is scheduled for September 16.
We will have much more on this story Thursday night on FOX 21 News at 6 and 9, including the details inside the new federal warrant.