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Enforcer for Memphis drug ring to be sentenced

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A gang member convicted of working as an enforcer for a violent Memphis-based drug ring with ties to Mexican cartels is scheduled to be sentenced.

Clinton Lewis faces up to life in prison at Tuesday's scheduled sentencing in Memphis federal court. Clinton Lewis and his cousin, Martin Lewis, were convicted in March 2012 of being members of the drug organization led by Craig Petties.

Several former gang members testified that the Lewises provided muscle for the drug ring, which imported cocaine from Mexico and sold it in Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. About 40 members of the ring, including Petties, have been convicted or pleaded guilty to being members of the drug ring from 1995 to 2008.

Martin Lewis' sentencing is scheduled for June 14.in March 2012 of being members of the drug organization led by Craig Petties.

Several former gang members testified that the Lewises provided muscle for the drug ring, which imported cocaine from Mexico and sold it in Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. About 40 members of the ring, including Petties, have been convicted or pleaded guilty to being members of the drug ring from 1995 to 2008.

Martin Lewis' sentencing is scheduled for June 14.
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