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County court: Teen gets year of probation for hash, pill possessionTell North Platte what you think

Teenager Shae Lumadue was convicted Thursday of attempted possession of hashish and Xanax in Lincoln County Court and sentenced to a year of probation.

Lumadue, 19, pled guilty to the reduced charge of attempted possession instead of possession. In exchange for her plea, the county recommended probation.

She was arrested April 4, after a patrolman saw the car she was driving weaving along S. Jeffers near I-80. The car had no license plates.

When the trooper pulled her over, he smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, finding a pill bottle with some marijuana roaches, a Xanax pill and a container with THC wax (hashish).

Lumadue told the officer that the items found belonged to her and that she and a passenger in her car, Bram Loving, 18, had been driving around before he had to go to school. Loving was charged with possession with intent to deliver.

Lumadue said they made one stop at a residence to sell some marijuana that morning, but they only sell enough to pay for what they use plus “a little bit more.”

Additionally, she admitted they were smoking pot as they drove around.

At first she told the trooper she had a prescription for Xanax, but later she changed her story and told him she didn’t have a prescription.

Deputy County Attorney Kortnei Hoeft said it was Lumadue’s first offense and other than a previous marijuana possession charge, “she has been seeking help and now has a counselor.”

Lumadue said she has some medical and mental health issues that she is addressing with medication and help from her counseling sessions.

Lincoln County Judge Michael Piccolo went along with the plea agreement, ordered her to pay court costs, continue counseling and follow all the counselor’s recommendation.

“I wish you the best of luck,” Piccolo said.



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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/20/2017
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