SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A former Bexar (BAYR) County deputy has pleaded guilty to charges related to what prosecutors say was a conspiracy with a fellow jailer to protect drug shipments in exchange for money.
Court records show Hector Franco pleaded guilty Friday in San Antonio to a conspiracy count and two of trying to distribute cocaine. The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/N4gWwM ) reports the plea deal with prosecutors would call for five years in prison followed by five years on parole if U.S. District Judge Fred Biery approves.
Fellow former deputy Jose Angel Cordero pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy and trying to possess cocaine, but his plea deal has been kept secret.
Both were caught up in a drug sting run by undercover FBI agents.
Both are scheduled for sentencing Sept. 14.