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Northwest Minnesota couple face drug charges after stop in Grand Forks

By Stephen J. Lee

Forum News Service

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A northwest Minnesota couple faces felony drug charges in a Grand Forks court after being stopped downtown mid-morning on May 29 and fleeing, according to court records.

Nick Schouviller, 24, Fosston, Minn., and Peyton Stuhaug, 20, McIntosh, Minn., were stopped in the 800 block of Demers Avenue, based on a witness reporting a “domestic disturbance” inside their vehicle, a police affidavit of probable cause said.While police questioned them, Schouviller, the passenger, ran northwest with two police officers and a couple police dogs on his heels, to the northwest. He was caught a few blocks away.Stuhaug then drove off to the east, but was quickly stopped on the Sorlie Bridge, police said.
Officers reported seeing syringes through the vehicle windows to allow a search. They said they found 100 small baggies of methamphetamine and a scale, among other items.Schouviller and Stuhaug were jailed on charges of possessing meth with intent to make or deliver it, a felony with a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. They also each were charged with possession of meth paraphernalia, a felony with a maximum prison sentence of five years; possession of marijuana paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; and refusing to halt, a misdemeanor.Schouviller appeared in court Tuesday and his bond was set at $5,000.He and Stuhaug are slated for preliminary hearings June 26. Both told court officials they are not working and have small children in their successful application for court-appointed attorneys.
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