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NSP employee arrested in connection to evidence audit; $1.2M+ worth of drugs missing

Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 24, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, the Lincoln Police Department shared an audit of drug evidence from Nebraska State Patrol facilities in Lincoln.
The audit results showed $1,237,130.50 of drugs are “unaccounted for.”

In a news release on Friday, LPD also announced the arrest of a former Nebraska State Patrol employee and a person with whom she was allegedly romantically connected. The missing drug evidence was connected to recent deaths from drug overdoses.

"The Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force has been working non-stop to investigate the source of the drugs that have been devastating our community. Our investigators have conducted interviews, analyzed evidence, served search warrants, and made arrests. Investigators gathered information that 35-year-old Anna Idigima and 35-year-old George Weaver Jr., both of Lincoln, were involved in the distribution of illicit drugs. Idigima was found to be an employee of the Nebraska State Patrol working in the evidence unit. Our agency, along with the Nebraska State Patrol, did an audit of NSP’s evidence facilities in Lincoln and determined that drugs were missing including cocaine and fentanyl during the time of her employment," LPD said in its press release.

LPD said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday:

"Investigators learned the Idigima and Weaver were involved in a relationship and resided together. Investigators traced the trail from some the overdoses to the original source which was determined to be Idigima and Weaver. On September 23, 2021, Anna Idigima and George Weaver were arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute 140 grams or more of Cocaine and Fentanyl."

Audit results:

SubstanceAmount unaccounted for Estimated value
Marijuana2469 ounces$293,217.50
Cocaine310 ounces$329,800.00
Fentanyl163 ounces$306,000.00
Heroin144 ounces$180,000.00
Meth48 ounces$12,000.00
THC Concentrate526 ounces$65,760.00
THC Cartridges1720 cartridges$48,160.00
Ecstasy142 pills$1,562.00
Alprazolam74 pills$296.00
Hydrocodone22 pills$154.00
Clonazepam11 pills$11.00
Percocet10 pills$160.00
Clyclobenzaprine10 pills$10.00
Total$1,237,130.50

The Lincoln Police Department said an investigation into the substances unaccounted for is ongoing.

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