An O'Neill man was sentenced in Holt County District Court on Monday for burglarizing a local pharmacy and making terroristic threats.
Cameron Boyer was sentenced for the crimes of Terroristic Threats, Obstructing A Peace Officer, Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Theft By Receiving Stolen Property, according to Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly.
He said the crimes stemmed from the burglary and theft of a local pharmacy and involved thousands of doses of prescription drugs.
"Mr. Boyer was facing 45 years in prison for his crimes," the county attorney said. "I, on behalf of the people of the state of Nebraska, recommended that he be sent to prison for his crimes. The department of probation also recommended that he be sent to prison."
Ultimately, Boyer was sentenced to four years of probation and received credit for time served, which was 153 days in jail.
"I am extremely proud of the investigation conducted by local law enforcement officers as well as my personal participation in that investigation," Kelly said. "We worked together to draft and execute several search warrants, and obtained court orders for DNA analysis. We turned O’Neill upside down and inside out to recover those drugs."
He said the team successfully recovered a large quantity of prescription opiates, and "convicted the two individuals who were responsible for the burglary, theft, and the subsequent stashing of the evidence."
Ami Buckendahl also faces charges in connection with this case and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 10.