Samuel Jerome Lewis, 41, of Lehigh Acres, was found guilty as charged of Trafficking in Amphetamine – 14 Grams or More, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Trafficking in Phenthylamines – 10 Grams or More. He was found guilty following a one-day trial in Lee County.
On November 26, 2019, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, went to a residential address in Fort Myers, in search of a wanted suspect. Upon arrival, the defendant was parked in the driveway and exited the vehicle. After briefly speaking with deputies, he got back in his car. At that time, he consented to a search of his vehicle.
On the rear backseat, behind the driver’s seat, was a backpack that contained hundreds of clear baggies, a scale, and bags of hypodermic needles. Lewis then consented to a pat-down search.
Deputies found a bag in his pants that contained several clear cellophane baggies containing multiple substances, that were suspected illicit narcotics. Field tests showed positive results for Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. There were also Morphine Sulfate pills in the bag. A field test of the hypodermic needles tested positive for Methamphetamine. Lewis was then arrested.
Lee County Circuit Court Chief, Assistant State Attorney Tyler Lovejoy, prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for September 6, 2022.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office