Sherman man gets 25 years for meth, evading arrest

William Canania (Grayson County Sheriff's Office)

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A Sherman man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for meth charges.

William Canania, 48, pleaded guilty Friday to two charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

A press release from the Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith says in February 2019, Grayson County Deputies spotted Canania's vehicle leaving a location known for narcotics distribution and attempted to pull him over.

Canania fled and threw 19 grams of meth out the window.

Smith says a week later they successfully stopped and arrested Canania, who had more than 20 grams of meth on him and told officers he was selling it.

Canania has a prior conviction in California for the sale and distribution of meth.

"Narcotics investigators with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office did a great job which led to a habitual criminal receiving a lengthy sentence," said Assistant District Attorney Nathan Young.

"I am so proud of the work done by out local law enforcement and this office to continue our effort in keeping the community safe," Smith said.