Austin, Texas – Two men involved in a fentanyl distribution organization were sentenced in federal court to more than seven years in prison.
“The defendants in this case have engaged in a large enterprise of criminal activity and will now face federal prison,” said US Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas.
The two men are Christopher Brock, 25, of Pflugerville, and Marcos Roberto Garcia aka “Alex”, 20, of Somerton, Arizona. Both were arrested on January 4, 2022 on charges of distributing fentanyl in the Austin area, along with other members of their organization.
Officials say Brock played a distribution role in the organization, peddling the counterfeit pills and acting as a courier. Garcia has been identified by authorities as the main source of the pill supply, purchase and shipment orchestration for the fentanyl.
Brock was sentenced to 90 months in prison and three years of probation, and Garcia was sentenced to 87 months in prison and four years of probation.
The case, which was investigated by the DEA, the FBI and the United States Postal Inspection Service along with the Austin, Cedar Park, San Angelo and San Marcos police departments, also included eight other co-defendants who have since been convicted.