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Synthetic Drugs

May 26, 2018
Timothy LaMere, 28, was thrust into the public spotlight in 2011 after supplying drugs at a Blaine house-party that wound up killing his best friend. LaMere was convicted of third-degree murder in 19-year-old Trevor Robinson's death and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Less than a year after his release, LaMere died unexpectedly last month from cardiac arrest due to natural causes. Courtesy of Cathy LaMere
Minnesota man who served time for overdose death dies shortly after release
May 26, 2018 - 4:04pm
November 20, 2017
Several counterfeit Percocet pills seized by authorities in Georgia; agents said the pills actually contain fentanyl analogs. Handout courtesy of Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users - sometimes with lethal results
November 20, 2017 - 8:23am
October 12, 2016
Jim Carlson talks with reporters in November 2012 as Lava Haugen looks on. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the cases of three defendants convicted in 2013 of selling synthetic drugs. (Duluth News Tribune file photo)
Supreme Court declines review of Duluth head shop owner’s synthetic drugs conviction
October 12, 2016 - 12:14pm
August 15, 2014
Duluth head shop owner gets 17½ years for synthetic drug sales
August 15, 2014 - 9:58am
January 30, 2014
Lynn Habhegger of Carlton tells a state House committee Wednesday about her son, who suffered a heart attack and experienced other health problems after ingesting bath salts in June 2011.  Don Davis | Forum News Service
Lawmakers eye nine ways to reduce synthetic drugs
January 30, 2014 - 12:29am
December 10, 2013
Judge denies new trial for Minn. head shop owner
December 10, 2013 - 11:39am
December 6, 2013
Judge allows seizure of Carlson money, property upon sentencing
December 6, 2013 - 2:58pm
October 29, 2013
Synthetic drug defendants want new trial
October 29, 2013 - 9:13am
October 9, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers try for handle on synthetic drugs
October 9, 2013 - 3:21pm
October 8, 2013
Duluth shop owner convicted on 51 charges
October 8, 2013 - 8:47am
September 16, 2013
Jury selection starts in Duluth synthetic drug case
September 16, 2013 - 8:30pm
July 11, 2013
Duluth retailer sues over synthetic drug ordinance
July 11, 2013 - 9:13am
July 9, 2013
Rep. Rick Simonson of Duluth looks through a state report on synthetic drugs Tuesday, July 9, 2013, as he leads a committee looking into the issue. (Froum News Service photo by Don Davis)
State House committee begins synthetic drug examination
July 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
Committee holds hearing on synthetic drugs' impact
July 9, 2013 - 9:13am
June 11, 2013
Duluth City Council votes to license retailers of synthetic drugs
June 11, 2013 - 11:00pm