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Jamal Lewis indicted on federal drug charges

Jamal Lewis indicted on federal drug charges

OWINGS MILLS – Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year who gained the second-most rushing yards in league history last season, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on drug conspiracy charges in his hometown of Atlanta. Lewis, 24, was charged with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. A second count alleges that he used a cellular telephone to commit the first count, according to an FBI affidavit.

The alleged crimes stem from an investigation conducted in the summer of 2000. This was months prior to Lewis' rookie season in Baltimore after the Ravens selected him fifth overall in the NFL draft. Lewis' attorney, Ed Garland, said his client was traveling Wednesday from Florida and will turn himself in to Georgia authorities today. Garland said he will immediately seek bail for Lewis and...

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