Louisville, KY – A local man was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for federal drug and firearm offenses.
U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge J. Todd Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division, Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Stansbury of the FBI Louisville Field Office, and Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel of the Louisville Metro Police Department made the announcement.
According to court documents, Matthew Lewis, 39, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 1 kilogram or more of heroin, possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Lewis was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of the following felony offenses. On July 21, 2015, in Jefferson Circuit Court, he was convicted of attempted kidnapping, assault in the second degree, wanton endangerment in the first degree, and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. On January 19, 2006, in Bullitt Circuit Court, he was convicted of 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. On September 23, 2005, in Jefferson Circuit Court, he was convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.
This case was investigated by the DEA, FBI, and Louisville Metro Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia P. Gomez prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.