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Cops bust Sudafed ring

By: Posted Nathan Donato-Weinstein | nathand@goldcountrymedia.com
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Two Sacramento residents are suspected of recruiting homeless people to help purchase large amounts of Sudafed from Roseville-area pharmacies in violation of limits on purchasing the drug, according to a Roseville Police news release. Police say Domenick Lacurt Bryant, 32, and Khia Danielle Urans, 24, both of Sacramento, recruited three other suspects Tuesday morning from the area of Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, promising to pay them for a day's work purchasing Sudafed. The aim was to get around limits on over-the-counter sales designed to curb meth production, officials say. Purchases of pseudoephedrine-containing Sudafed, a nasal decongestant, are restricted by law, because the drug is a main ingredient used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Here’s how police say the scam went down: On Tuesday, Roseville Police officers learned that a group of people had entered a local pharmacy together, and each person purchased a box of Sudafed, according to a department news release. Sudafed-buyers are required to sign a log book, and a check of the pharmacy's log revealed that one member of the group, Bryant, had made other pseudoephedrine purchases recently, the news release stated. The group then got into a van together and drove away. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the van, and found dozens of packs of pseudoephedrine pills, purchased from numerous stores throughout Sacramento County. Arrested were: Domenick Lacurt Bryant, 32, of Sacramento, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine ingredients for sale, burglary, conspiracy, and violation of parole. He is being held without bail in the Placer County Jail. Khia Danielle Urans, 24, of Sacramento, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine ingredients for sale, burglary, conspiracy, providing a false name, a Solano County warrant for aggravated assault, and a Sacramento County warrant for embezzlement. She is being held in the Placer County Jail on $90,000 bail. The three other suspects were: Clifton Eugene Sorrell, 54, of Sacramento. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine ingredients for sale, burglary, conspiracy, and five Sacramento County warrants for drug-related charges. He is being held in the Placer County Jail on $80,364 bail. Micheal Lauvon McCune, 55, of Sacramento. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine ingredients for sale, burglary, and conspiracy. He is being held in the Placer County Jail on $190,000 bail. Quincy Lamar Pierson, 32, of Sacramento. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine ingredients for sale, burglary, and conspiracy. He is being held in the Placer County Jail on $50,000 bail.