News Release
April 3, 2007

Defendant Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

APR 3 -- Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Miami Field Division, R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Robert Parker, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, announce that Anthony Lewis was sentenced to 35 years in prison on charges of trafficking in cocaine base ("crack cocaine") and using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

This case was the result of a cooperative federal and local law enforcement investigation into drug-related gun violence in the Opa Locka and Carol City areas of greater Miami. Lewis was one of four individuals convicted for conspiring and trafficking in drugs. During the term of the conspiracy, Lewis used an AK 47 assault style rifle to shoot and kill another person in furtherance of the drug conspiracy and to eliminate the person as competition for the Lewis drug organization. Three other individuals were charged in the same indictment.

Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the DEA Miami Field Division and the Miami-Dade Police Department.