July 30, 2014

Sentencing delayed for former Husker, former Sidney HS coach

Sentencing has been delayed for former Sidney High School assistant football coach Robert “Lance” Lewis, who pleaded guilty earlier to two drug possession charges.

Lewis, who played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the late 80’s and early 90’s, was arrested last November after being stopped in Sidney by the Nebraska State Patrol for a traffic violation. Troopers found marijuana and hashish in his car. The patrol acted on a tip that Lewis had been transporting drugs. Troopers had been monitoring his movements between Nebraska and Kansas.

Lewis pleaded guilty to two drug possession charges in May.

A sentencing hearing had been set for today. It now has been delayed until August 8th. Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub says the delay will allow a pre-sentence investigation to be completed.

Sidney High School relieved Lewis of his coaching duties not long after his arrest. He had been on the Sidney High School coaching staff for ten years.

Both charges are felonies and carry a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine each.

Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney contributed to this report.