Former Sidney coach given 3 years probation
A former Sidney assistant football coach who entered pleas to felony drug charges was told Wednesday he was being given three years probation so he could tell youth about his mistakes. KSID Radio says 41 year old Robert Lewis was also ordered to do 50 hours of community service by Cheyenne County District Judge Travis O'Gorman.
Lewis, a former Nebraska football player, had entered guilty pleas to possession of more than a pound of marijuana and possession of hashish.
O'Gorman noted how many kids and community members look up to Lewis as a coach and former Husker, and sternly told Lewis if he violated probation he would be sent to prison.
Lewis was arrested in mid-November by the Nebraska State Patrol after a traffic stop in Sidney. Law enforcement had been tipped he may be transporting drugs from Kansas to Sidney. The arrest affidavit says troopers discovered marijuana and hashish in his car.
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