For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
UXBRIDGE – An investigation into the cause of a Friday morning fire at a Douglas Street home, led to the arrest of a resident on drug and gun charges, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and Uxbridge Police Chief Jeffrey A. Lourie.
Adam Lewis, 20, of 502 Douglas St., was charged with possession of a firearm without an FID card, two counts of possession of ammunition without an FID card, two counts of improper storage of a firearm, trafficking in cocaine (more than 18 grams, less than 36 grams), possession with intent to distribute a class D controlled substance (marijuana) and possession with intent to distribute a class B controlled substance (cocaine).
Lewis is scheduled for arraignment on the charges tomorrow in Uxbridge District Court.
The initial fire investigation led firefighters to contact the Uxbridge Police, who applied for and received a search warrant for the residence. Among the items seized for evidence were a 9 mm handgun, 70 rounds of ammunition, more than 19 grams of cocaine, about 30 grams of marijuana, and $60,000 in cash.