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Duluth News Tribune, Published September 18 2010

Proctor's deputy chief faces 3 felonies

DULUTH, Minn. — Proctor's deputy chief has been charged with three felonies, including personally possessing morphine that was seized as evidence in a pharmacy burglary.

Troy Foucault also is charged with theft and possession of a short-barreled shotgun. He is also a city councilor.

Police Chief Walter Wobig told the Duluth News Tribune that Foucault was placed on a paid administrative leave Wednesday.

According to a criminal complaint, an administrative assistant was looking for a lost USB thumb drive in Foucault's desk on Sept. 8 when she found drug items. An officer searched and found three colored pills in a bank bag.

The pills were morphine and a OcyCodone-mixture tablet that were linked to evidence seized during a pharmacy burglary this summer.

St. Louis County Judge Heather Sweetland set bail at $20,000 Friday.