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Published May 08 2010

Bail set at $75,000 for suspects in pill bust

Bail was set at $75,000 for the two Moorhead teenagers who face felony drug-selling charges after police allege they found nearly 5,300 prescription pills in their home on Wednesday.

Jasmine Joy Bentley, 18, and Damion Paul Proffit, 19, both of 1310 28th Ave. S., were charged Friday with two counts apiece of first-degree sale of a controlled substance and first-degree conspiracy to sell a controlled substance.

The charges carry up to a 30-year prison sentence if they are convicted.

Proffit was also charged with fourth-degree sale of a controlled substance for 14 tablets of ecstasy.

Court complaints put the number of pills seized at 5,278, about 400 more than the number police said Thursday. Nearly 3,500 of the pills were Oxycodone, a pain medication, according to court records.

Barnesville, Minn., police think the pills were taken from a pharmacy there in burglaries in late February and again on April 23.

In court records, police allege that Bentley said the burglaries were committed by Proffit and another man not named in court filings.

Proffit told police he did not participate in the burglaries at the pharmacy, court records show.