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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hamden Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MIQUEL LEWIS, 21, of Hamden, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 6, 2017, LEWIS was arrested after members of the DEA New Haven Task Force and Hamden Police Department conducted a court-authorized search of LEWIS’s Hamden residence and seized 510 bags of heroin, approximately five grams of crack cocaine, narcotics paraphernalia, a loaded .38 caliber revolver and a loaded .45 caliber revolver.  A subsequent search of a rental vehicle located in the driveway of the residence revealed a loaded .40 caliber firearm, which had been reported stolen in New Haven.

On January 30, 2018, LEWIS pleaded guilty to one count of possession of heroin and cocaine base (“crack”) with intent to distribute, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The DEA New Haven Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden and Derby Police Departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney H. Gordon Hall.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
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Updated May 3, 2018