Number of Cases Dropped Over Theft Of Drugs From NSP Evidence Nears 100


      The number of criminal cases in eastern Nebraska that have been dismissed because of the theft of $1.2 million dollars worth of drugs from a Nebraska State Patrol evidence room has grown to nearly 100. 

      The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Lancaster County prosecutors in Lincoln have dropped another 33 felony cases after dismissing 66 before the end of October.

Prosecutors in 13 other counties in the region are also reviewing cases. 

     Former State Patrol evidence technician Anna Idigima and her boyfriend, George Weaver Jr, were arrested in late September for the thefts and the sale of the stolen drugs.