Former TAMU-CC professor arrested for distributing 118 grams of methamphetamine
April 9, 2019
Previous TAMU-CC Physics professor Lance Esswein was arrested on March 14, 2019 for, according to a criminal complaint filed at the United States District Court, Corpus Christi Division, “knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance; to wit Methamphetamine.”. A Department of Homeland Security Task Force Officer reported that Esswein, “was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in the Coastal Bend Area.”
The complaint details Esswein’s involvement in an illegal drug trafficking organization. Specifically, the federal complaint details Esswein’s involvement in possessing and distributing methamphetamine.
While Esswein was a professor at TAMU-CC, he taught Physics 2425,1402 and 2426. Esswein was also a United States Naval Commander. In addition to being involved in higher education and the military, Esswein was involved in the community.
On March 21, 2019, at the United States District Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Esswein waived his preliminary and detention hearing in front of United States Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington and remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending arraignment.