The Lancaster County Attorney's Office next is turning to a review of 117 cases involving Nebraska State Patrol drug-related investigations between Feb. 8, 2016, to present that are closed but resulted in a conviction and sentence.
"The phone calls include Ms. Idigima and Mr. Weaver discussing the case, witnesses and video evidence of their pending charges," according to the petition for action on conditions of pretrial release.
Candice Wooster, a Lincoln defense attorney, said attorneys are curious how the county attorney is deciding which cases are being dismissed. "And I think we are, as a community, trying to figure that out.”
If convicted, Anna Idigima and George Weaver Jr. would face 10 years to life in prison. Last month, officials announced their arrests and the theft of more than $1.2 million worth of narcotics from the patrol's evidence facility.
Under state law, every defendant has the right to ask for retesting or independent testing of seized drugs. If they no longer have the drugs, a case could be affected, one Nebraska defense attorney said.
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A former patrol evidence technician and the owner of a Lincoln restaurant were arrested in the theft of more than $1.2 million worth of narcotics, including $329,800 worth of cocaine, according to the State Patrol.
In an eight-page affidavit, Lincoln Police Investigator Briana Sears laid out the investigation, which started Aug. 13 after two men were found lying on the ground in the parking lot of a north Lincoln bar.
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According to a search warrant, the suspected dealer supplied cocaine to at least six people who later wound up in area hospitals after overdosing — among at least 50 residents who have overdosed in August.
It's still unclear if the deaths — the fifth and sixth suspected fatal overdoses in Lincoln in the last 30 days — followed an emerging pattern where cocaine users have unknowingly ingested fentanyl, police said.
Capt. Ryan Dale said that last year, the city had 76% more overdoses than the average of the previous five years. "As alarming as that was, we have now nearly matched 2020's overdose numbers in 2021," he said.
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No one is selling K2 in Lincoln — at least openly — and the number of overdoses tied to the drug ebbed over the weekend.