A 37-year-old Grayson man will spend the next 33 months behind bars for his involvement in a drug conspiracy where he and an illegal alien carried over $34,000 oxycodone pills from Florida into Carter County with the intent to sale.

Stephen K. Brock appeared Nov. 16 before U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning to hear his punishment for conspiring with Isidro Bringas-Vasquez, better known as “Mexican Dave,” between September and December 2008.

Brock pleaded guilty to the charge July 29 and Vasquez had a change of plea Oct. 13.

By pleading guilty, Brock admitted that he knowingly conspired with Vasquez to sell the scheduled II controlled substance out of a motel room and from the home where Brock and his girlfriend, Margaret Phillips lived. Phillips was found not guilty Oct. 15 in the conspiracy.

According to the plea agreements, Brock and Vasquez made four trips to Florida and returned each time with 8,550 oxycodones pills.

Vasquez and Brock had a disagreement Dec. 14, 2008, about splitting the profits while sitting in Vasquez’ car at an undisclosed location in Grayson.

The disagreement led Brock to a local motel room where he was arrested three days later for trafficking in oxycodone.

Brock then agreed to cooperate with the Grayson Police and FADE officers to help to take down Vasquez.

Along with the 33-month sentence, the court will recommend to the Bureau of Prisons that Brock participate in a 500-hour residential drug aftercare program, work toward his GED (General Education Diploma) and participate in all vocational training provided by the Bureau of Prisons. Brock will spend his prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley. W.Va.

Vasquez was sentenced Oct. 13 to 60 months behind bars. He also pled guilty to one charge of possession of a firearm. The .22 caliber pistol was forfeited over to the U.S. as part of his plea agreement.

If Vazquez is deported back to Mexico once his sentence is completed, he shall not enter the U.S. without the permission of the U.S. Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement or the U.S. Attorney General. If he would enter the U.S. during the effective term of his three-year supervision period, he must report to the closest U.S. Probation Office for service of supervision.

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