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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tammy Dickinson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Ledford, Public Affairs

Columbia Man Sentenced for Meth

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Troy Chance Lewis, 31, of Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 12 years in federal prison without parole.

On Oct. 11, 2016, Lewis pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Lewis admitted that he was in possession of approximately 155 grams of pure methamphetamine when Columbia police officers stopped a vehicle in which he was a passenger on Jan. 21, 2016.

Columbia police officers stopped a Chevy Tahoe on Rangeline Road near Prathersville Road in Columbia. Lewis was lying down on the third row seat of the Tahoe. Upon searching the Tahoe, officers located a bag containing approximately 527 grams of marijuana and a bag containing approximately 71 grams of concentrated marijuana, made for vaping, between the second and third row seats on the floorboard. Additionally, officers located two bags of marijuana under the cup holder next to the third row seat where Lewis was lying. Each of these two bags contained in excess of 500 grams. Officers located approximately 155 grams of pure methamphetamine in the center console area under the front tray.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Columbia, Mo., Police Department, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the Adair County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the East Central Missouri Drug Task Force.

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