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Grand Forks man facing drug-related charges

A Grand Forks man was charged with intent to sell drugs and fleeing from police after he was stopped for active warrants Saturday.

Shawn Phillip Heldt, 30, could spend up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Court documents say a Grand Forks Police officer saw Heldt parking his car on the 800 block of Fifth Avenue South around 4 p.m. and recognized him as having active warrants. Heldt shoved the officer away as he tried to arrest him and ran down the alley, an affidavit for his arrest said. Police caught up to Heldt and arrested him, although he continued to try to resist, court documents said.

Police searched the gray Nike bag Heldt had been carrying and found plastic bags of methamphetamine, 30 Clonazepam pills, marijuana, baggies, used needles and spoons with burnt residue and a scale, the affidavit said.

Heldt is facing three felony charges for preventing arrest and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and a depressant drug. He's charged with two misdemeanors for refusal to halt and possession of marijuana.

Heldt is scheduled to enter a plea on Dec. 10.

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