On 06/01/2022 at 10:37 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office stopped to assist a stranded motorist just west of Key Ave and Hwy 3. While assisting the motorist, it appeared the motorist may be under the influence of an illegal narcotic and possibly illegal narcotics in the vehicle. A K9 Officer with the Le Mars Police Department assisted with the investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Ellis Emery Cournoyer, age 41 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was arrested and charged with operating while under the influence 2nd offense, possession of controlled substance 3rd and subsequent and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cournoyer was booked into the Plymouth County Jail and held on bond.