Proctor Deputy Police Chief Arrested

By KBJR News 1

September 20, 2010 Updated Sep 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM CDT

PROCTOR, Minn. - The Deputy Chief of the Proctor Police department has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Veteran Officer and city councilor Troy Foucalt has been charged with three felonies; including possession of morphine which apparently was seized as evidence after a pharmacy robbery in Proctor, Possession of a short barreled shotgun and felony theft.

According to the criminal complaint an assistant was looking for USB thumb drive when she noticed the pills.

Proctor Police Chief Walter Wobig spoke with the Saint Louis county sheriffs department and they agreed that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension should investigate.

The BCA searched Foucault's home where they found the sawed off shotgun.

The pills in Foucault's desk were later found in a nearby dumpster.

Foucault appeared in court on Friday, and bail was set at 20,000 dollars.

Foucault is currenty out on bail with supervision. His next court appearance is October 6 for an omnibus hearing.