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Selling Meth Lands Corpus Men in Federal Prison

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

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.

Updated November 20, 2017

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