Drug theft from Nebraska State Patrol’s evidence room gets second guilty plea

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska Examiner). On Friday, a Lincoln man pleaded guilty to stealing and reselling drugs, including the dangerous fentanyl, from the Nebraska State Patrolman’s evidence room.

The stolen drugs led to overdoses in three people who required emergency injections of naloxone, commonly known as narcan.

George Weaver Jr. of Lincoln, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess to distribute a mixture of cocaine and fentanyl and 110 pounds or more of marijuana, according to the US Attorney’s Office in Nebraska.

The drugs were stolen by his girlfriend, Anna Idigima, 37, of Lincoln, who worked for the State Patrol. She pleaded guilty to the same charge last month.

The audit found the following quantities of drugs missing: 154 pounds of marijuana; nine pounds of cocaine; six pounds of fentanyl; 10 pounds of heroin; three pounds of methamphetamine; and 32 pounds of THC. Also missing were numerous THC vape cartridges and various prescription drugs.

Overdose victims told investigators they bought what they thought was cocaine. This led to a search of Weaver’s SnapChat account, which turned up a photo of a drug bag that had a piece of red evidence tape on it – matching the evidence tape used by the State Patrol.

Idigima is to be sentenced on May 25, and Weaver on June 16. Both face mandatory minimum prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison.

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