MADERA – A Madera County Superior Court jury convicted Melvin Lewis on Oct. 10, of two felony charges of possession of rock cocaine for sale and transportation of rock cocaine, Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz announced.Lewis, 35, of Madera, was paroled from state prison, where he served time for a 2006 felony conviction for cocaine sales and transportation. On April 24, 2009 he was arrested by the Madera Police Department on new charges of possession of rock cocaine for sale, and transportation of rock cocaine.
Evidence of Lewis’ possession and transportation of 25 baggies of rock cocaine packaged for sale, was presented at trial by Deputy District Attorney Matthew Pfeffer. The jury found him guilty on both felony counts.
Two special allegations for Lewis’s prior transportation of cocaine for sale and an allegation that he was previously committed to state prison, were also found true, according to Keitz.
Lewis is eligible to receive up to 12 years of incarceration when he is sentenced on Nov. 6. Because of the recent California realignment law, any custody time imposed by the court would be served in the county jail.