By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A Lima man charged with providing fentanyl to his wife, who died as a result of the recreational drug use, was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.
Judge Jeffrey Reed of Allen County Common Pleas Court handed down the maximum allowable sentence to David E. Lewis, 43, on reduced charges of reckless homicide, a third-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
Lewis was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs by providing a controlled substance in the Feb. 10 death of Cynthia Lewis, his wife. The defendant admitted in court Monday that his wife snorted fentanyl before her death, believing it to be cocaine. Lewis said he, too, had taken the drug and passed out, only to be revived by receiving a dose of Narcan.