Robstown man sentenced to prison on firearm and drug conviction

Posted at 6:01 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 19:01:44-04

A Robstown man is headed to federal prison after being convicted on drug and firearm charges.

Isaiah Ryan Cantu, 24, was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking offense and being a felon in possession of a firearm, said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Cantu pleaded guilty to the charges on February 14, and had previously been convicted in state court for numerous felonies and was determined to be career offender by the court, Patrick said.

According to Patrick, in October 2016, narcotics officers with the Robstown Police Department executed a search warrant at Cantu’s residence. During the search, the officers recovered a backpack that contained multiple small baggies of cocaine, 25 packages of synthetic cannabinoids, several packages of crack cocaine and a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Cantu, a previously convicted felon, is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms and ammunition.