A Shreveport man convicted late last year on drug and fraud charges was sentenced in Caddo District Court Tuesday, January 31, 2017 to more than seven years on each of two counts.

The 7-1/2 year sentences, to be served concurrently, will begin after Jeremy Decardo Lewis, 29, finishes serving an earlier sentence for an armed robbery conviction.

A Caddo Parish jury found Lewis guilty Thursday on November 17, 2016, of attempted monetary instrument abuse and guilty of attempted possession with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled dangerous substances.

The presiding judge was Caddo Parish District Judge Ramona Emanuel, who determined that Lewis was a second felony habitual offender. In addition to the prison terms Emanuel imposed a fine of $2,000 on each of the charges. She also recommended Lewis for any special programs in which he might enroll with the purpose of bettering himself during his incarceration.

Prosecutors were William Gaskins and Jessica Cassidy. Lewis’s defense attorneys were William Stampley and Kurt Goins.