Bemidji couple charged with drug crime involving pink fentanyl/heroin

Featured photo: Timothy Roy, 32, left, and Ashley Lajeunesse, 30. Photos courtesy of the Beltrami County Jail.

A Bemidji couple was arrested late March in connection to a fentanyl bust by the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force.

According to the criminal complaints, Ashley Lajeunesse, 30, and Timothy Roy, 32, are both charged with aggravated first degree drug sales and endangering a child.

The task force began the investigation in March into the distribution of heroin and fentanyl allegedly trafficked by Lajeunesse and Roy, which had a distinctive pink color and was linked to several overdoses in the area.

On March 23, agents executed a search warrant at a trailer park near Bemidji, and seized a total of 160 grams of the pink substance from the couple’s home and vehicle. A small amount of methamphetamine was located inside the home, and the drugs and paraphernalia were reportedly easily accessible to the couple’s 6-year-old child.

A handgun, $4,000 cash, empty baggies and a measuring scale was also discovered in the search.

Unconditional bails for Lajeunesse and Roy were set at $250,000 each and they will both make court appearances next week.

 

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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