Felon Stolen Car Sent to Prison for Possessing Meth
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 52-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Brian Edwards pleaded guilty July 26.
Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered Edwards to serve 87 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional evidence regarding Edwards’s criminal history which includes a prior federal conviction for felon in possession of a firearm as well as an aggravated assault on a peace officer. She also heard that he is a prior gang member. In handing down the sentence, the court noted his criminal history as well as the gun found in the stolen vehicle he was driving.
On Dec. 24, 2021, law enforcement observed Edwards exit a vehicle that was reported stolen and enter a store. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of approximately 57 grams of a substance containing meth.
A search of the vehicle also revealed a firearm in the driver side door.
Edwards 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 Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Liesel Roscher prosecuted the case.