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Cortney H. Lopez

In a busy day at Lincoln County District Court, Cortney Lopez, 24, of North Platte was convicted Monday of one count of possession of methamphetamine in a plea deal that discarded two other possession charges.

Lopez was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail, with credit for 24 days already served.

She pled no contest to the charge.

Before sentencing, Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Tanya Roberts-Connick asked for jail time.

“Treatment would not be a good idea,” Roberts-Connick said.

Roberts-Connick said Lopez has been to treatment before and was wanted on a warrant for violating her conditional release when she was arrested for this possession charge.

Before sentencing Judge Donald Rowlands noted that “not much dope was involved, just some small bags with residue.”

Lopez was arrested Nov. 11 when she was a passenger in a car driven by Tyler Keup of North Platte, after the car was stopped for a traffic violation.

Lopez’ arrest record shows she has made 13 trips to the county jail since June 2010. She has several possession charges, a contempt of court, failure to appear, and being a fugitive from justice in Lincoln and Custer counties, as well as some drunk driving and assault charges.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/8/2013
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