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Shakopee Felon Sentenced To 248 Months In Prison For Methamphetamine Distribution, Illegal Possession Of Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of MILES DENZEL RAYMOND LEWIS, 26, to 248 months in prison for methamphetamine distribution and illegal possession of three firearms. LEWIS, who pleaded guilty on December 13, 2018, was sentenced today before Judge Nancy E. Brasel in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to his guilty plea and documents filed in court, on May 1, 2018, LEWIS sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant from his home in Shakopee, Minnesota. Upon execution of a search warrant at LEWIS’s residence, law enforcement recovered approximately 2,238 grams of methamphetamine, 338 grams of cocaine, 1,564 grams of marijuana, three firearms, two digital scales, a money counting machine, numerous rounds of ammunition, and $88,221 in cash. When law enforcement arrested LEWIS on May 18, 2018, he was found to be in possession of another $49,831 in cash.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, the Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team, the Shakopee Police Department, and the Saint Paul Police Department. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), an initiative that brings together federal, state, and local law enforcement to combat violent crime.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas M. Hollenhorst.


Defendant Information:


Shakopee, Minn.


  • Possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, 1 count
  • Possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, 1 count


  • 248 months in prison
  • Five years of supervised release




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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

Updated May 1, 2019

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