Crime

La Crosse repeat drug dealer arrested again

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse Police Department arrested another repeat offender for dealing narcotics Tuesday night, a release said.

Raymond R. Lewis, 37, was released from prison on March 9, 2017 after being arrested in June, 2012 for possession with intent to deliver cocaine and resisting arrest causing substantial bodily harm to an officer, police said.

According to the release, on June 20 at 9:48 p.m., the La Crosse Police Department's Investigative Bureau, along with the Emergency Response Team conducted a search warrant at 2826 South Avenue, La Crosse. Lewis was arrested for multiple drug offenses and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Asst. Chief Abraham stated, “I challenge the La Crosse County criminal justice system to send a clear message that this type of criminal activity will not be tolerated.  It is time we start putting the concerns of our community’s safety before the concerns of the offender.  In 2012, the State (Prosecutor) asked for 22 years confinement, and the presiding judge only gave Mr. Lewis six years, apparently that wasn’t enough.”

The following items were seized during the warrant last night: 2 grams of Methamphetamine, 34 grams of Heroin, 27.4 grams of Cocaine, $520 cash and a .22 caliber handgun.


The following individuals were arrested as a part of the investigation:

Raymond R. Lewis: Delivery of Cocaine; delivery of Methamphetamine; maintaining a drug house; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession with intent to deliver Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Heroin, possession of THC; Felon in possession of a firearm and probation hold.

Christina A. Joswick: Maintaining a drug house, possession with intent to deliver Cocaine and Heroin, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tiffany Marie Ellenbolt: Probation warrant.


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