William Canania, 48, of Sherman pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of methamphetamine 4-200 grams with intent to distribute and evading arrest with a motor vehicle and today was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Judge Jim Fallon of the 15th District Court.


On Feb. 19, 2019 Grayson County deputies observed a vehicle leaving a location known for narcotics distribution.


After attempting to make a traffic stop on that vehicle, the vehicle fled from deputies and, in the process, narcotics were thrown from the vehicle.


With the help of a concerned citizen who saw the defendant throw his drugs near a school crosswalk, deputies discovered approximately 19 grams of methamphetamine in multiple baggies. The defendant was the sole occupant of the car.


About a week later on Feb. 27, 2019, Grayson County deputies again stopped Canania after obtaining information from confidential informants that the defendant was engaged in the sale of narcotics. He had more than 20 grams of methamphetamine on his person and told officers that he was selling the narcotics.


Canania had previously been to prison in California for the sale/distribution of methamphetamine in 2008.


“Narcotics Investigators with the Grayson County Sheriff’s office did a great job which lead to a habitual criminal receiving a lengthy sentence,” said Assistant District Attorney Nathan Young. District Attorney Brett Smith added, “I am so proud of the work done by our local law enforcement and this office to continue our effort in keeping the community safe.”