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Selma suspect sentenced to prison on firearms charge

A Selma resident was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for felon in possession of firearms.

Christopher Lewis, 28, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for illegal possession of firearms as a convicted felon, according to U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore.

Lewis had three prior felony convictions for illegal possession of controlled substances and indicted for three separate instances where he was found in possession of firearms. Lewis pled guilty to two of the counts in August.

U.S. District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 46 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release for Lewis.  Steele also ordered that Lewis receive drug abuse treatment while in prison as a condition of his supervision. Lewis was ordered to pay $200 in special mandatory assessments.

The Selma Police Department (SPD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives both investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria A. Bedwell prosecuted the case in the U.S. Attorney’s office.