Skip to main content
Press Release

Corpus Christi resident sentenced for attempting to deliver meth via the mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 39-year-old local man has been ordered to federal prison for attempting to possess with intent to distribute 6.8 kilograms of meth, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Lawrence Hyde pleaded guilty Jan. 3.

Today, U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton ordered Hyde to serve 180 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. At sentencing, the court heard that this was not the first time Hyde had received narcotics through the mail.

On July 15, 2022, authorities intercepted a package containing 6.8 kilograms of meth addressed to a residence in Corpus Christi. They removed the drugs and subsequently delivered the package.

Law enforcement conducted surveillance of the residence and witnessed Hyde take the package and depart the location, at which time they arrested him.

Hyde ultimately admitted to knowing there were narcotics in the package and intended to deliver it to another individual. The total weight was approximately 6.8 kilograms of meth with an estimated street value of $200,000

Hyde has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of the United States Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick Overman and John Marck prosecuted the case.

Updated April 26, 2023

Drug Trafficking