Shanell Lafrombois-Azure, Belcourt, charged with intent to deliver heroin

A woman already facing drug-dealing charges is now charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver heroin.

Shanell Michelle Lafrombois-Azure, 37, Belcourt, was stopped for shoplifting at Walmart in Minot on Thursday, June 13, according to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court. When she was searched, police found a small tube container with four individually wrapped baggies of heroin inside Lafrombois-Azure’s purse, according to the affidavit. Lafrombois-Azure told the police officer it was baby formula. When he retorted that he could tell it was not baby formula, Lafrombois-Azure responded that it actually was baby formula but she was going to try to rip someone off by claiming it was heroin.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for July 18 before Judge Stacy Louser.

In a separate case, Lafrombois-Azure was charged in December in district court in Minot with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony; and false report to law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. A jury trial in that case is set for July 9.