Johnny Lewis was reportedly driven insane by the hallucinogenic designer drug Smiles -- a drug invented by Uncle Sam's U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The Dragonater previously won a murder conviction for a drug-dealing government assassin with a false passport who traveled to Columbia and currently employed as a "confidential informant" by the US DEA (CIA). The Dragonater took a bullet during that murder trial, in retaliation for appearing on WBIR TV with the victim's family. The homicide prosecutor was then fired and the convicted killer secretly released from prison 3 years before his parole date, and is now working inside the Knox County District Attorney General's office, to the rage of assistant prosecutors...
Johnny Lewis and his family are members of the Scientology mind-kontrol cult run by homicidal FBI and CIA agents who enjoy assassinating US presidents and their families, worships Satan, deals drugs and sacrifices babies.
"sadly, yet, not surprisingly, johnny's story has become headline fodder; sycophants churning out the dirty details. their callous regurgitation is as disturbing as the truth that's being revealed. hopefully people will see beyond the titillating horror and understand the dangers of ignorance when dealing with drug addiction and mental illness -- perhaps a few weeks at "the ranch" wasn't enough. if you pray, say a few for his family. if you don't pray, try to glean some kind of lesson from this man's tragic fall. so glad katie holmes is out of the scientology marriage. feel like the evil empire's taken a blow and america has its sweetheart back."
-Kurt Sutter Twitter
"Let me just start, because I know people are going to be pissed off about the Half-Sack thing. I will tell you that I've been having conversations with Johnny Lewis all season, and Johnny wasn't happy on the show. Creatively, he really wanted out of his contract. We had ongoing conversations, and we decided we'd find some noble way for him to go. It wasn't my intent to try to be sensational and kill off a main character. People are going to have their reaction, but I don't want an actor that's not happy. It's not good for the actor, and it's not good for the show. I love Johnny. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat."
-Kurt Sutter, actor/writer/director/producer of SOA, Sons of Anarchy: Kurt Sutter season two Q&A
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops believe Johnny Lewis was on drugs-- either PCP or meth -- at the time he allegedly killed a woman and then fell to his death.
Sources tell us ... after allegedly killing the 81-year-old woman, Johnny had fought with two men for 3 to 4 minutes ... hurting at least one of them
We're told Johnny initially used a 2x4 to attack the men ... and then used his bare hands.
Law enforcement sources say the men he fought with say Johnny showed "super-human strength" and was "phenomenally strong."
We're told Johnny tried to break into the house of one of the men ... and it took 3 people to hold him back.
One source tells TMZ ... Johnny had gone to a neighbor's home to introduce himself earlier in the day.
Neighbors tell us Johnny had lived in that house before, moved away, and then came back.
Neighbors who knew Johnny say he was a "nice guy."
Johnny Lewis -- who had big roles on Sons of Anarchy (Half-Sack Epps) and "The O.C." and once dated Katy Perry -- was found dead yesterday ... and his body was discovered at the same L.A. property as an 81-year-old woman he's suspected of murdering ... TMZ has learned.
According to our law enforcement sources, 28-year-old Lewis was found in a driveway Wednesday morning in the Los Feliz neighborhood -- and the elderly woman who owned the home was found dead inside ... the victim of a homicide. Investigators say they believe Lewis beat the woman to death.
According to multiple reports, neighbors heard the 81-year-old woman screaming ... and then saw a young man outside her home attack 2 other people with a piece of wood ... before he climbed onto the roof and fell to his death.
Lewis was renting a room from the 81-year-old victim.
Law enforcement sources tell us Lewis is the sole suspect in the woman's murder, and they are not looking for other possible suspects.
Lewis dated Perry back in 2006 -- and attended numerous Hollywood events together.
Lewis played Kip 'Half-Sack' Epps on "Sons of Anarchy" for 2 seasons, and also had one-off roles on "Criminal Minds" ... "Bones" ... and "CSI."
Kurt Sutter's SOA scripts in Season 4 and 5 mirror Dictator Hussein Obama Soetoro's Operation Fast and Furious CIA dope and weapons dealing by the White House that murdered over 50,000 Mexicans and Americans so far.
Katy Perry Twit-ter -- No mention of her ex's sudden death
Kay Perry Facebook -- Billboard Woman of the Year by no mention of ex's sudden death
"Katy Perry is allegedly heartbroken over the death of her ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Johnny Lewis, whose body was found in a driveway on September 26 after the troubled actor fell or jumped from a rooftop following a fight with his 81-year-old landlady, Catherine Davis. Perry, who dated the "Sons of Anarchy" star from 2005 to 2006, knew he was facing dark times, but never expected it to end in his death. A source close to the 27-year-old singer tells Us Weekly that she's "devastated." "She had to separate from him ... to get ahead and focus on her career," the source explains. "He was in trouble then and she couldn't help him." "A lot of her songs were partially inspired by him. I know 'The One That Got Away' and 'Circle the Drain' are partly about him, as well as Travis [McCoy of Gym Class Heroes]," the insider adds. "But she was young and it was a time in her life she cherishes. They had good times. It's really sad. She could never help him and couldn't [let herself] go in that direction."
-Huffington Post, Johnny Lewis, Katy Perry: Singer Distraught Over Ex-Boyfriend's Untimely Death
"2C-I or 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenethylamine is a psychedelic phenethylamine of the 2C family. It was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin. It was described in Shulgin’s book PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. The drug is used recreationally for its psychedelic and entactogenic effects. 2C-I is commonly sold in its hydrochloride salt form, which is a fluffy, sparkling-white powder, which has also been pressed into tablet form. As of July 9, 2012, in the United States 2C-I is a Schedule I substance under the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, making possession, distribution and manufacture illegal."
"In 1965, Alexander Shulgin left Dow to pursue his own interests, and became a private consultant, also frequently teaching classes in the local universities and at the San Francisco General Hospital. Through his friend Bob Sager, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Western Laboratories, Shulgin formed a relationship with the DEA and began holding pharmacology seminars for the agents, supplying the DEA with samples of various compounds, and occasionally serving as an expert witness in court. He also authored a definitive law enforcement reference book on controlled substances and received several awards from the DEA. In order to carry out consulting work with the DEA, Shulgin obtained a DEA Schedule I license for an analytical laboratory, which allowed him to possess and synthesize any otherwise illicit drug. Shulgin set up a chemical synthesis laboratory in a small building behind his house, which gave him a great deal of career autonomy. Shulgin used this freedom to synthesize and test the effects of psychoactive drugs."
-Alexander Shulgin Wikipedia
Los Angeles Times
Investigators are looking into whether "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis may have been under the influence of drugs Wednesday when he allegedly fatally attacked an 81-year-old woman before falling to his own death.
Sources said detectives believe C2-I — a new designer drug known as "smiles" — might have played a role in the incident. The illegal drug causes hallucinogenic effects, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was linked to the deaths of two North Dakota teenagers this summer.
The drug is usually sold in tablets or powder form, which users often mix with chocolate before eating.
Los Angeles police found the body of Lewis in a driveway in the 3600 block of Lowry Road on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Law enforcement sources said he fell on his head from a roof or balcony.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the woman as Catherine Davis, 81, who police said Wednesday may have rented a room to Lewis. The sources said Davis and Lewis got into some kind of altercation.
Details of the incident were still not clear as the investigation continued, but authorities said it began about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday when police received several calls reporting a "screaming woman" and three men fighting.
Lewis allegedly climbed a wall and fought with a house painter at a neighboring residence before going back to Davis' home, police said. He then scaled the wall again to fight with the painter and the owner of the second house, Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Preciado said.
The owner of the home said reports that Lewis showed “superhuman strength” were accurate. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said Lewis was hardly detered by the blows he took, that it was like “hitting him with a fly swatter.”
The neighbor, his wife and the painter ran into the house after managing to shake Lewis. It took all three barricaded against the door to keep him out, said the neighbor, who asked not to be identified.
When officers arrived, they found Lewis' body in the driveway about six feet from the wall. They later found Davis' body at the home. Investigators said they believe Davis died from blunt force trauma and that Lewis was the sole suspect.
Coroner's officials said no official causes of death had been determined.
The two men who fought with the suspect received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Preciado said.
Best known for his two-season role as Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on "Sons of Anarchy," Lewis' list of credits include appearances on "Boston Public," "The O.C.," "Criminal Minds" and "The Guardian." The Los Angeles native also had several film roles, including a part in "The Runaways" and "Raise Your Voice," starring Hilary Duff.
He most recently played a prisoner in "186 Dollars to Freedom," released this month.
by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
I spit my faith on the city pavement
To keep a smile
I bought my legs from the US Government
To keep me in line
We are the ones that keep you high
We are the ones that warm the sky
And you're burning bright
I filled my head with another replacement
To keep me high
I shot my soul when they wanted to take it
Your worst ain't mine
We are the ones that keep you down
We are the ones that warm the ground
While our arms surround
She's my river of sunshine, she's my girl
She can save the US, save the world
Yeah she's alright, I'll be fine
There's no US, save your mind
Save your mind come on
I'll give you nothin if you're just gonna waste it
But that's alright
I'll give you love if your wanting the taste that leaves you behind
We are the ones that keep you high
We are the ones that burn your pride
And you're burning bright
I've been waitin for the sun to come, lead me through the gates of Rome
Your gonna know they were never, never yours to kill
Oh no they were never, never yours to kill
I've been waitin for the sun to come, show you all what's being done
Your gonna know they were never, never yours to kill
Oh no they were never, never yours to kill
"It is the ultimate vampirism, the ultimate mindfuk, instead of going for blood, you're going for their soul. And you take drugs in order to reach that state where you can, quite literally, like a psychic hammer, break their soul, and pull the power through. He designed his Scientology Operating Thetan techniques to do the same thing. But, of course, it takes a couple of hundred hours of auditing and mega-thousands of dollars for the privilege of having your head turned into a glass Humpty Dumpty --shattered into a million pieces. It may sound like incredible gibberish, but it made my father a fortune. Also, you've got to realize that my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan. He was one with Satan. He had a direct pipeline of communication and power with him. My father wouldn't have worshiped anything. I mean, when you think you're the most powerful being in the universe, you have no respect for anything, let alone worship."
-L Ron Hubbard Jr, Penthouse, June 1983, California Superbike School's Church of $cientology $atanic $exslave Cult
After news broke of the Wednesday death of Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis -- who was also named a murder suspect in the death of his landlady, Catherine Davis -- more details are emerging about the life of the actor, who was 28.
Back in 2004, Lewis (who also appeared on The OC, Alien Vs. Predator and American Dream) promoted Narcanon, an anti-drug program created by the Church of Scientology, the Daily News reports. The paper also writes that Lewis' parents were both active Scientologists, with his father, Michael Lewis, appearing in an instructional self-help video based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, the Church's founder.
Although toxicology reports are pending, authorities are investigating whether Lewis was on a new, synthetic drug known as "Smiles" before the violent rampage at 81-year-old Davis' house in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.
On Wednesday, Lewis got into a violent altercation with Davis, neighbor Daniel Blackburn and a handyman; police report that Davis was bludgeoned to death, and Lewis eventually jumped or fell off the roof, leading to his death.
"We still don't have a motive, whether this was just the random act of somebody acting crazy or whether there was some type of altercation or dispute," LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told the Daily News.
"There are several new drugs that are coming out after bath salts got outlawed," Smith said of the "Smiles" report. "We don't have any hard evidence that he was on anything."
Lewis, who dated Katy Perry back in 2005 and 2006, was arrested numerous times in 2012 for assault, breaking and entering and burglary -- spending time in court-ordered rehab as well as jail.
A recent report written by a probation officer gave a troubling warning sign about the star's state of mind.
"This officer is very concerned for the well being of not only the community but that of the defendant. It is apparent to this officer that the defendant suffers from some form of chemical dependency, mental health issue and a lack of permanent housing," writes the report, according to the Daily News.
His ex Katy Perry, a source told Us Weekly, is "devastated" by his death. "It's really sad. She could never help him and couldn't [let herself] go in that direction."
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter says he’s not surprised by the death of Johnny Lewis. Sutter, who also plays Big Otto on the show tells TMZ that Lewis was on a “destructive path” in his life.
In a Twitter post following the grisly murder-suicide scene Sutter tweeted that the loss of Lewis is:
“A tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way.”
Sutter further wrote:
“I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events of last night, but I was not.”
The shows creator then added:
“I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path. Yes, it’s day of mourning, but it’s also a day of awareness and gratitude. Sadly, some of us carry the message by dying.”
The crime and his death was not shocking to Sutter because Johnny Lewis had been arrested on several occasions for violent crimes before murdering his landlady on Wednesday morning.
The 28-year 0ld actor was released from jail on Sept. 21 after spending about six weeks behind bars for assault with a deadly weapon. Lewis had pled no contest to first degree burglary earlier this year, after his plea bargain was accepted he received 291 days in jail and three years probation for that felony count.
The coroners have not yet conducted a drug screen which could provide valuable information into the events leading up to the murder-suicide. A full drug panel usually takes several weeks to provide full results for investigation purposes.
The bizarre demise of actor Johnny Lewis, who either fell or jumped to his death after possibly murdering his elderly landlady, did not completely surprise his onetime “Sons of Anarchy” boss Kurt Sutter.
Sutter, the creator of the series on which Lewis starred for two seasons as Kip ‘Half Sack’ Epps, reacted to the tragic events in a WhoSay post on Thursday.
He wrote, “Not sure if folks know this yet, but johnny lewis (halfsack) died last night… it was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way.”
Sutter continued, “I wish i could say that i was shocked by the events last night, but i was not. i am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path.”
He added, “Yes, it’s [a] day [of] mourning, but it’s also a day of awareness and gratitude. sadly, some of us carry the message by dying.”
Lewis, who also appeared in the film The Runaways and in series like “The O.C.” and “Boston Public,” dated Katy Perry in 2006.
The singer has not yet commented on his death, but other stars have.
Perry’s friend, actress Shannon Woodward, tweeted, “Johnny Lewis, I love you deeply and madly and always. My heart is broken in a million little pieces. I will miss you every day.”
She added, “Johnny Lewis was one of my best friends. He was very, very ill. His actions were a despicable result of that. It was not who he was.”
Haylie Duff, whose sister Hilary starred with Lewis in Raise Your Voice, wrote on Twitter, “So sad to hear the news about Johnny Lewis. Such a nice and talented guy. RIP.”
Josh Schwartz, creator and executive producer of “The O.C.,” tweeted, “Sad news about Johnny Lewis.”
“Hadn’t seen him in years but back then he was a very sweet, nice, talented guy,” he wrote, adding, “Thoughts to his family.”
There are a number of rumors circulating about the circumstances surrounding Lewis’ death, his mental health, and the killing of 81-year-old landlady Catherine Davis.
Gossip Cop will have updates when more has been confirmed.
Police in Los Angeles suspect that Johnny Lewis, the "Sons of Anarchy" actor who allegedly beat to death his landlady and killed her cat before he plunged from a roof to his own death, might have been high on designer drugs, possibly a new drug called "smiles."
Police say they have found no evidence of drugs, pending the results of toxicology tests that could take several weeks, but the actor's behavior was consistent with the psychotic effects they've seen in other designer-drug users.
Lewis, 28, is believed to have attacked his landlady on Wednesday morning at the Writer's Villa, a bed and breakfast-style house for young people working in Hollywood. Officers responded at 10:40 a.m. to reports of a screaming woman and breaking glass.
As police arrived on the scene, Lewis' body was in the driveway and Catherine Davis, 81, was dead in her bedroom. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma and strangulation. She had been beaten to death, and her cat was found in the bathroom. Police say the cat's body was mutilated.
Lewis is the only suspect in the killings, and no one else fled the scene, according to police. Eyewitnesses told police that Lewis appeared to show "superhuman strength."
"Mr. Lewis at some point jumped over a fence into a neighbor's yard, and for some reason attacked the painter who was over there painting the house," LAPD Cmd. Andrew Smith told ABC News."The painter and the homeowner were able to get him away. He jumped back into his yard where he was staying and at some point shortly thereafter fell to his death."
Smith said that there is a strong possibility drugs were involved, but at this point investigators are unsure.
Police say they have not located any drugs, and won't know for sure whether Lewis had ingested any illicit substances before his death until his toxicology report comes back from his autopsy. But they suspect that he might have been on the newest hallucinogenic synthetic drug.
"The thing we are seeing lately here in Los Angeles and across the country are synthetic designer-type drugs, something like 'bath salts', or the new one we've heard around here called 'smiles,'" Cmd. Smith said.
Known on the street as "smiles," 2C-I is sold in a powder or pill form and has a psychedelic affect on the user. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration lists it as a schedule-I controlled substance, and it is therefore illegal to manufacture, sell or buy.
Lewis was arrested Aug. 8 and had been jailed on assault with a deadly weapon and burglary charges, according to KABC-TV. He was released less than a week before his alleged rampage in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood, according to jail records.
Colleagues of Lewis' say he had been leading a troubled life. Kurt Sutter, the creator and executive producer of "Sons of Anarchy," tweeted that Lewis had "unfortunately lost his way."
"I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not," he wrote.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Actor Johnny Lewis helped promote Scientology's controversial drug rehab program before a downward spiral led him to jail, court-ordered rehab elsewhere, the murder of his landlady and possible suicide, documents show.
Lewis publicly promoted the Church of Scientology's drug program, Narconon, in 2004, saying his mom used Narconon materials to teach him to avoid drugs.
A photo of Lewis at a Narconon event was posted on the program's website until late Thursday. Lewis' parents are active members of the controversial church, and his father co-wrote a movie with founder L. Ron Hubbard, according to IMDB.
The dad also appears in a 2011 YouTube video lecturing about ways to deal with crisis using Hubbard's teachings.
Lewis spent two seasons playing Kip (Half Sack) Epps on the FX motorcycle-gang drama "Sons of Anarchy," but his life had steadily unraveled over the past 10 months as he struggled with drug and mental-health issues, according to court documents and Los Angeles probation officers.
The former paramour of singer Katy Perry had been arrested three times in 2012 and was only five days out of jail before the bizarre and violent rampage in Los Angeles on Wednesday that left him and his 81-year-old landlady, Catherine Davis, dead.
Catherine Davis was bludgeoned to death by Lewis, police said.
Investigators were probing whether Lewis had been on a popular new synthetic drug called Smiles, the Daily News reported Thursday.
Lewis was renting a room from Davis, who owned a sprawling hillside home that she advertised as a “villa” for actors and writers.
Johnny Lewis' father, Michael, lecturing on how to get through a crisis based on a video of L. Ron Hubbard's teachings.
On Wednesday morning, the troubled actor allegedly went berserk in Davis' living quarters, ransacking furniture and bludgeoning the elderly woman to death, police said.
She was also strangled and her cat dismembered, sources said.
Lewis then hopped an external privacy wall and attacked a house painter next door, reportedly using a 2-by-4 board and a paint roller, police said.
The house's owner, Daniel Blackburn, rushed to the painter's aid and was badly beaten.
He had deep red bruising around his eyes Thursday when he told The News he also sustained a chipped tooth in the melee.
Lewis climbed back over the wall as multiple neighbors called for help, traveled across Davis' property again and either fell or jumped to his death in her driveway.
The cause of death will be declared after toxicology results come in, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told The News.
Probation officials had warned Lewis' behavior was growing increasingly erratic in recent months, even as the actor continued to land movie roles.
"This officer is very concerned for the well being of not only the community but that of the defendant. It is apparent to this officer that the defendant suffers from some form of chemical dependency, mental health issue and a lack of permanent housing," a probation officer wrote in recent report.
Family and friends had made repeated attempts to get help for Lewis to address "drug abuse and mental illness," sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Both Perry and "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter expressed sorrow over his death. The tragic end did not come as a complete surprise, Sutter said on Twitter.
“I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not," the tweet said. "I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path."
Lewis had also become increasingly violent, court records indicate.
On Jan. 3, Lewis was arrested after breaking into a Los Angeles-area town home and beating two men over their heads with an empty Perrier bottle.
Lewis was taken into custody a month later for assault and then days later for trying to break into a woman's Santa Monica, Calif., home.
He was arrested in March for failing to appear in court and was jailed until late May.
A judge ordered the actor into a 30-day drug and mental-health treatment program.
He spent time at the Ridgeview Ranch Residential Treatment program and then represented himself in court Aug. 8 when he pleaded no contest to the Jan. 3 assault.
He was sentenced to 365 days in jail. He was convicted of the burglary Aug. 17, receiving 291 days in jail.
He was released Sept. 21 due to jail overcrowding and credit for his time behind bars earlier in the year.
Police said he rented his room from Davis in the last two weeks.
Her upscale home on a sleepy street was billed as a "Writer's Villa" online and lists celebrities Parker Posey, Paula Poundstone and "Hung" star Thomas Jane among its prior tenants.
Lewis' acting career spanned 12 years and included a star turn in 2007's "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem," as well as recurring roles on the TV series "The O.C." and "American Dream."
Lewis grew up in Los Angeles and reportedly has a daughter from a prior relationship.
His father works at the Valley Life Improvement Center, which incorporates Scientology into its counseling.
"Johnny was the bright star of our lives. We always looked up to him, and now I guess we'll have to look up a little higher," dad Michael Lewis, 62, told The News as his voice cracked with emotion.
He declined to discuss the circumstances of his son's death. "That's all I can tell you," he said.
Davis was kind and generous, said neighbors who lived in her affluent Los Feliz community.
"Catherine was very friendly and lively and fun," recalled Barbara Angvire, her neighbor since the 1960s. "My son used to play with her daughter Margaret. I was so shocked to hear this happened. We've lived here since the 1960s. I feel so bad for her daughter."
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