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Tampa Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

Desiree Haros
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Tampa, Florida – In a significant victory against drug trafficking, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has handed down a 15-year federal prison sentence to Ahmoi Cecil Lewis (32, Tampa). Lewis was convicted of conspiracy to distribute dangerous narcotics, including fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, as well as armed drug trafficking. As part of his sentence, Lewis is also required to forfeit $10,000 and five firearms. This judgment comes following Lewis's guilty plea on June 27, 2023.

Court documents reveal that from October 2020 through February 2022, Ahmoi Cecil Lewis orchestrated a drug trafficking organization that operated within Tampa, Florida. Throughout the course of this extensive conspiracy, Lewis was responsible for the distribution of over 400 grams of fentanyl, more than 100 grams of cocaine base, and more than 28 grams of cocaine.

The operation came to a head in February 2022 when law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Lewis's residence in Tampa. The raid resulted in the confiscation of a staggering 188 grams of fentanyl, over one kilogram of cocaine, 89 grams of methamphetamine, over eight kilograms of marijuana, three pistols, two assault rifles, a high-capacity drum-style magazine, and $10,000 in cash.

This successful operation was a collaborative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Charlie D. Connally played a pivotal role in prosecuting the case.

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