Virgil Lewis was a friend of Derrick Tripp. They knew each other before Tripp became a famous basketball player. One time, he was arrested for drug possession and hit Vic Mackey during the intervention.
When Mackey saw that Danny Sofer had a warrant to arrest Virgil, he took it from her and went there with the Strike Team. They found him at his home using drugs with a friend and arrested him. As they were taking him out, basketball star Derrick Tripp came in and was arrested as well. Lewis was taken to the Barn. When Tripp went missing, Lewis testified that the Strike Team had taken him somewhere.