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A Billings man admitted Wednesday that he helped traffic methamphetamine in a conspiracy that so far has led to convictions of three others on federal charges.

John Carr Bracy II, 47, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Billings to conspiring to possess more than 500 grams for distribution from November 2005 until January 2007.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Seykora said Bracy introduced convicted drug dealer Gary Gordon to his supplier, whom Seykora identified as "C", and that Gordon got multiple pounds of the drug. Bracy also supplied Gordon with drugs. Bray told law enforcement he stashed cash proceeds in a work bench in his garage, he said.

Co-defendants in the conspiracy include Gail Hoppel and Sandra Kerr, both of Laurel. Cebull sentenced Kerr last year to 90 months in prison; Hoppel is awaiting sentencing. Cebull sentenced Gordon last year to 24 years in prison for drug trafficking.

Bracy faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison and a $4 million fine. He also admitted to a forfeiture count, in which he will forfeit to the government his residence on Wiloma Drive. Other counts are to be dismissed at sentencing under the terms of a plea agreement. Cebull set sentencing for April 9 and ordered Bracy into custody.

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