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Seller of synthetic drugs makes no apologies


DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The face of synthetic drugs in Minnesota belongs to a man who looks like an aging rocker, says he talks too much and describes his struggle to do what's right as a battle between his inner Yoda and Darth Vader.

Jim Carlson is also a businessman — one who has grown wealthy by operating in what he called a "gray area" of synthetics, which he claims are legal, despite objections by police.

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