More Defendants Sentenced in Major Methamphetamine Conspiracy
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Today, another four defendants, who pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a major methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in Wichita Falls, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor in federal court in Wichita Falls, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
The following defendants were sentenced today:
- Dock Buckaloo, 39, sentenced to 100 months
- Clinton Dois Clark, 34, sentenced to 100 months
- Andrew Spears, 25, sentenced to 60 months
- Marty Danelle Thomas, 27, sentenced to 46 months
Buckaloo, Clark and Spears each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine; Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Buckaloo admitted that on multiple occasions between February and August 2012, he acquired pound and multi-pound quantities of methamphetamine from supply sources, including co-defendant Sergio Arias, and delivered pound and multi-pound quantities of methamphetamine to customers, including co-defendant Steve Ysasaga.
Clark admitted that on multiple occasions between May and July 2012, he received quantities of methamphetamine from Ysasaga. Specifically, during this period, Clark purchased half-ounce quantities of methamphetamine for $600 every day, for three weeks, from Ysasaga. Clark, however, fell behind in paying Ysasaga, and by mid July 2012, he owed Ysasaga approximately $1600. In late July, Clark burglarized a house in Throckmorton County and stole three firearms, which he gave to Ysasaga to try to pay off the $1600 drug debt.
Spears admitted that he received methamphetamine from Ysasaga, which he delivered to customers in the Wichita Falls area. When a state search warrant was executed as his residence in November 2011, officers recovered digital scales and methamphetamine.
In August 2012, when the manager for a hotel in Wichita Falls was inspecting unoccupied rooms, he found Thomas in one of the rooms which was supposed to be vacant. The manager called the police, who discovered that Thomas, a twice-convicted felon, had a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in her possession.
Last Friday, May 3, 2013, the following five defendants, who pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the conspiracy, were sentenced by Judge O’Connor as follows:
- Franklin D. Hubbard, 49, sentenced to 60 months
- Tommy James Vasquez, 39, sentenced to 70 months
- Brandi Kay Jennings, 38, sentenced to 96 months
- James Allen Stafford, 44, sentenced to 120 months
- Jesse Carl Langford, 36, sentenced to 137 months
To date, 29 of the 30 defendants charged in this conspiracy have entered guilty pleas; a total of 15 defendants have been sentenced. The cases against two of the defendants have not been resolved.
This Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Wichita Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary F. Walters is in charge of the prosecution.
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