Clovis News: Sports

FCC, ex-Tulare quarterback arrested in drug probe

Emmanuel Lewis, a record-setting quarterback at Tulare High who started this past season for Fresno City College, was arrested early Thursday evening on suspicion of selling Ecstasy and cocaine.

Lewis, 21, of Fresno was taken into custody following a four-month investigation by Clovis police, according to a department-issued news release.

"Undercover narcotics officers purchased nearly an ounce of cocaine and 25 ecstasy pills from Lewis during the last four months," the news release stated.

Lewis also was held on child endangerment, police said, because his 2-year-old son was in the car when he allegedly sold drugs to officers. The boy has been placed with Fresno County Child Protective Services.

Lewis, who played at Tulare from 2003-05, holds the Central Section career passing record with 8,667 yards. This season, as a sophomore, he threw for 2,227 yards and 21 touchdowns for the 7-4 Rams.

"We saw no signs," Fresno City coach Tony Caviglia said. "I feel betrayed, and I'm sure many of our players and staff at the college will feel the same way. I hope [Lewis] can get his life back on the straight and narrow."