Last Place on Earth in Downtown Duluth Raided by Duluth Police and DEA [UPDATED]
News is breaking this afternoon that the Last Place on Earth in downtown Duluth has been raided by the Duluth Police and the DEA, several arrests have been made.
Reports are that the DEA and police arrived in a DTA bus to execute the raid. This story is developing and we'll keep updating this story as news breaks.
The Last Place on Earth has been in the news recently for being defiant as the State on Minnesota and the Federal Government have passed laws against selling synthetic marijuana.
The Duluth Police Department has issued a statement about today's raid:
"For the last 16 months problems with synthetic drugs and the behaviors around the Last Place on Earth downtown has been a major concern for our citizens, business community and the police department. It has had a devastating impact on the surrounding businesses and the perception of Old Downtown. In addition, we have seen a big increase in the number of police calls around the business and for incidents involving those using synthetic drugs.
Our federal partners and DPD executed a search warrant at Last Place today as part of the continuing investigation. We will remain focused on this ever evolving nuisance until the problem has been eradicated, however we cannot talk further about it as this investigation is continuing."
Here is what people are saying and sharing on social networks about the raid: