Today Jim Carlson was given his sentence for selling synthetic drugs from "The Last Place On Earth" in Duluth.

According to, during the sentencing that began this morning at 9 a.m., Carlson has been sentenced with 17.5 years in prison and hit with a $25,000 fine.

During sentencing Thursday, Carlson told the judge that he has ended his relationship with co-defendant Lava Haugen and pleaded that they dismiss her pending sentence.

Despite his pleas, Haugen was sentenced with five years in prison, drug treatment and three years of supervised release.