R. Scott Owens
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: February 15, 2011
Public Information Officer
Assistant District Attorney
MAN GETS 10-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR
DRUGS AND WEAPONS CASE IN ROSEVILLE
A 27-year-old man who was arrested in an undercover drug bust in Roseville has been sent to state prison for 10 years after reaching a plea arrangement with Placer County prosecutors.
Patrick Wayne Grady of Sacramento received the sentence Feb. 4 from Placer County Superior Court Judge Colleen Nichols after entering a plea of no contest to a felony charge of selling a controlled substance.
Grady also admitted to special allegations that he was carrying firearms in the drug deal. Those admissions enhanced the number of years on his prison sentence.
A co-defendant in the case, Breaonna Nunes, 21, of Sacramento, failed to appear in court for the hearing, causing Nichols to issue a $25,000 bench warrant for her arrest. The drug and weapons charges against her remain unresolved.
Nunes is the ex-girlfriend of Ruben Cesar Salgado, the former California Highway Patrol officer who was convicted of soliciting the murder of an informant in a drug deal in which Salgado had been previously arrested and charged. Salgado is now serving a three-year prison sentence.
Just hours after Salgado was sentenced in a Roseville courtroom on Oct. 4, 2010, Grady was arrested in a car parked outside a hotel on Harding Boulevard in Roseville for trying to sell drugs to undercover police officers. Nunes was in the car with him and was also charged.
According to the District Attorney’s criminal complaint, Grady brought methamphetamine into Placer County to conduct a sale and he had loaded guns in the vehicle.