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



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. 

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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