CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Corpus Christi residents have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of trafficking meth, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Scott Winterberg Jr., 26, and Brianna Sanchez, 23, pleaded guilty March 4.
Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales ordered Winterberg to serve a 300-month sentence for the drug conspiracy charge, while Sanchez received 102 months for her respective role. Each will also serve five years of supervised release following their sentences.
Between September and December 2019, Winterberg and Sanchez were involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth. They utilized social media to market and sell narcotics and made multiple meth sales to undercover law enforcement.
On Dec. 17, 2019, Winterberg led law enforcement on a high speed chase after they had attempted to initiate a traffic stop of his vehicle. It lasted over 20 minutes and exceeded speeds of 120 mph. Upon his arrest, authorities discovered he was in possession of a handgun, ammunition and cocaine.
Sanchez and Winterberg both admitted they were trafficking meth. Sanchez further acknowledged they sold over 20 ounces each month from August through November 2019.
Both have 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; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Corpus Christi Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Paxton is prosecuting the case.