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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 30, 2019

Fugitive Arrested in Norwich Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Gun and Drugs

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LEWIS CORWISE, 29, formerly of Norwich and New York City, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm in relation to his drug trafficking activity.

 According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 5, 2018, Norwich Police arrived at a Norwich residence to arrest Corwise, who had a warrant for his arrest in New York.  Corwise attempted to run from police, resisted and was apprehended.  At the time of his arrest, Corwise possessed a loaded Springfield xD-45 handgun, a zip lock bag containing nearly 60 grams of heroin, a small quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, five cellphones and other items.

Corwise has been detained since his arrest.  On August 1, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

This investigation was conducted by the Norwich Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated September 30, 2019