Former Nebraska State Patrol investigator Christopher Kober’s plea deal in a drug case will keep him out of prison but he will never serve in law enforcement again.
Kober was accused of stealing drugs while on duty.
On Wednesday a judge sentenced the 46-year-old Kober of Bellevue to two years of probation for possession of a controlled substance.
As part of his job with the state patrol Kober was supposed to pick up pills from Drug Take Back events and turn them in to be disposed of but prosecutors say he kept many of those pills and hid them in his home.
When law enforcement searched his house in March of 2017 they found 1,800 with an estimated street value of $18,000.
Kober was fired from his job after his arrest.
As part of his plea agreement he cannot appeal his termination and cannot seek future employment in law enforcement.