Brunswick gang leader sentenced to 25 years in prison


BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A federal judge has sentenced a 38-year-old man to 25 years in federal prison for his role in a violent gang and drug trafficking organization that operated in Southeast Georgia and beyond..

Calvin Lewis, of Brunswick, was sentenced earlier this week by United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.

Evidence presented during hearings showed that Lewis was the Brunswick-area leader of the Rolling 20’s Bloods gang, whose members endured “beat ins” as part of their initiations.

During a lengthy undercover investigation, FBI agents and Glynn County Police Department investigators conducted wiretaps to gather evidence and to dismantle Lewis’ drug organization. Wire intercepts revealed that Lewis encouraged his fellow gang members to gather firearms to protect their drug trafficking organization and to retaliate against threats, both perceived and real. 

Investigators were also able to determine that Lewis and other conspirators sold kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine from “trap” houses located throughout Brunswick.

Lewis was one of 19 conspirators in Brunswick convicted as part of an investigation dubbed by law enforcement as “Operation Bloody Prince.” Melvina Lewis, Calvin Lewis’ wife, was previously sentenced to 165 months in federal prison; their step-son, Jamar Bradley, was sentenced to 215 months in prison. 

Agencies that participated in the FBI-led investigation included the Coastal Georgia Violent Gang Task Force, the Glynn County Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service.