Grand Forks man facing four drug trafficking felonies

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James Robert Michaud Jr.

A Grand Forks man appeared in court on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on accusations he planned to sell heroin, methamphetamine, hashish and LSD.

The four trafficking charges that James Robert Michaud Jr., 20, is facing each hold a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars. He also is facing a felony charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers stopped Michaud’s car on Sept. 6 because the brake light was not working, according to an affidavit for his arrest. After he stopped the car near the 3600 block of 13th Avenue North, an officer said he stepped outside his car and locked the door.

Michaud’s vehicle allegedly smelled like marijuana and officers found a pipe in his pocket. When they seached his car, officers said there was a bag of marijuana, four containers of hash oil wax edibles, 2 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, about 2 grams of heroin, cash and 95 tabs of LSD.

Michaud is scheduled to enter a plea Oct. 11.

Tess covers crime and courts for the Grand Forks Herald. She previously worked for the Associated Press, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald and The Voice News. Reach her at (701) 780-1267, or on Twitter @ByTessWilliams.
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