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Report says Carlson could serve up to 40 years for selling synthetic drugs


DULUTH - Jim Carlson, convicted of selling synthetic drugs from his Duluth business, is facing 20 to 40 years in federal prison under the recommendation of a probation agent who conducted his presentence investigation, his attorney said Monday.

Carlson, who remains in custody following his Oct. 7 conviction on 51 counts, and defense attorney Randall Tigue have until Friday to file their objections to the recommendations. Tigue said he would seek a substantially lesser sentence.

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