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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Texas

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
John Parker
, United States Attorney
Contact: Kathy Colvin

Dallas Man Sentenced to 216 Months in Federal Prison on Firearms and Drug Distribution Convictions

DALLAS — Kerry Lynn Lewis, Jr., 26, of Dallas, who pleaded guilty last year to firearm and drug offenses, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 216 in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, Lewis pleaded guilty in September 2015 to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to plea documents filed in the case, in February 2014, officers with the Dallas Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on McBroom Street in Dallas, where Lewis was exiting the residence’s side door as the officers arrived.  During the search, officers found three firearms, one of which, a Ruger 9 millimeter pistol, was recovered from inside a wall in the guesthouse.  Officers also recovered marijuana from the kitchen and Lewis’s bedroom in the main house and two bags of cocaine from the guesthouse.  One of the firearms was reported stolen out of Dallas and one was reported stolen out of Mesquite, Texas.  A forensic analysis of the drugs concluded it was a mixture or substance containing cocaine, with a net weight of 5.9 grams.

Prior to the date of the execution of that search warrant, Lewis had several felony convictions in Dallas County:  1) On March 10, 1998, Lewis was convicted and sentenced to two-years confinement for Unlawful Possession of a Cocaine; 2) On January 18, 2007, Lewis was convicted and sentenced to seven-months confinement for Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine; 3) On July 14, 2011, Lewis was convicted and sentenced to three-years confinement for Delivery of a Controlled Substance; 4) On August 17, 2012, Lewis was convicted and sentenced to 30 days confinement for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana; 5) On July 14, 2011, Lewis was convicted and sentenced to three-years confinement for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon; and 6) On July 14, 2011, Lewis was convicted and sentenced to three-years confinement for Retaliation.  

Lewis also admitted that he possessed a Sig Sauer, Model P226, 9-millimeter pistol, a  Keltec, Model P11, 9-millimeter pistol, and a Ruger, Model SR9c, 9-millimeter pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Dallas Police Department investigated. 

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