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Wednesday - June 21, 2017 11:58 am

La Crosse police arrest repeat drug offender; express disgust at justice system

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Lewis was illegally possessing a firearm

A repeat drug dealer is back to his old tricks. 

After 105 days out of jail for dealing cocaine, 37-year-old Raymond Lewis was arrested last night during a raid by La Crosse Police, which turned up cocaine, heroin, meth and a firearm. 

The house at 2826 South Ave. was raided shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

Lewis, his fiance Christina Joswick, and Tiffany Ellenbolt were all taken into custody.          


Lewis and Joswick face drug dealing and possession charges, while Ellenbolt faces a probation violation. 

In a statement, the La Crosse Police Dept. said it is disgusted they've arrested another repeat offender, and call on the local justice system to send a message.

It added that his behavior is increasingly dangerous, as he's moved to possessing firearms to maintain his drug activity.

Lewis was sentenced to six years in prison in 2012, while the prosecutor had asked for 22 years. 

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