Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Gun Charge
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on March 31, 2016, Jamie Dean Lewis, 29, of Lincoln, was sentenced to five years and ten months (70 months) for possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine and five years (60 months) using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during or in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentence for the firearm offense must run consecutive to the sentence for the drug conviction. Following the prison term, Lewis will serve five years on supervised release.
On May 28, 2015, officers contacted Lewis, who had an outstanding warrant, at a Lincoln convenience store. Lewis attempted to run from the officers and, as he ran, he discarded a bag. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Officers found 18 grams of actual/pure methamphetamine on Lewis’s person along with cash, a methamphetamine pipe, and a scale with crystalline residue. The bag which Lewis had discarded during the foot pursuit was located and in the bag officers found a 9mm pistol with a full magazine.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.