A former Sidney High School assistant football coach will be sentenced on two drug felonies in July.
Forty-two-year-old Robert Lance Lewis pleaded guilty to possession of more than a pound of marijuana and possession of hashish in court Wednesday according to the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office.
Both charges are felonies and carry a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine each. Lewis will be sentenced on July 12.
Lewis was arrested after being stopped for a traffic violation in Sidney by the Nebraska State Patrol, which was monitoring his movements from Sidney to Kansas last November on a tip that he was transporting drugs, according to an arrest affidavit.
The document says troopers found packaged marijuana and a ball of hashish during a search of the vehicle.
Lewis was an assistant football coach at Sidney High School and a Nebraska Cornhusker football letterman in the late 80s and early 90s.
He was relieved of his Sidney coaching duties not long after his arrest.
By Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney