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June 01, 2023

Bogalusa Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses

Jonathan Lewis, age 39 and a resident of Bogalusa, was sentenced on May 25, 2023, to serve three concurrent sentences of 60 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to two counts of distribution of cocaine one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court records, law enforcement officials  made two controlled and video recorded purchases of drugs from Lewis.  When they arrested Lewis, he possessed a firearm that was contained in a satchel.  A search of social media sites revealed pictures of Lewis with the same satchel and firearm dancing in the background of a rap video.

This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Bogalusa Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. of the Narcotics Unit.

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