At the Federal Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Attorney William S. Duffey announced that Lewis of Atlanta is accused of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 2000.
According to Duffey, Lewis is charged with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms of substance containing cocaine and using a cell phone in the commission of the first count.
Two years ago Lewis was suspended four games by the NFL for a repeat violation of the league's substance abuse policy. At the time of the league imposed suspension, Lewis was on the injured reserve list and out for the entire season and unable to play.
Lewis and his attorney Ed Garland were not available for comment.
The Baltimore Ravens football organization has no comment at this time and will issue a statement at a later time, according the team's media relations department.
The National Football League declined to comment when contacted late this afternoon.
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