CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two local men have been ordered to
federal prison following their convictions of selling methamphetamine,
announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Carlos Cantu, 39, and Steven
Douglas Schad, 29, previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess
with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John Rainey sentenced
Cantu to 138 months imprisonment. Shad was sentenced in September to 120 months
imprisonment. Both were also ordered to serve five years of supervised release.
As part of an investigation that began in March 2017, Cantu
arranged for the sale of methamphetamine to an undercover federal agent. Over
several weeks, the agent made three different purchases of pure methamphetamine
from Cantu and others in amounts totaling approximately 153 grams.
Cantu will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S.
Bureau of Prisons to be designated in the near future.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is prosecuting the case.