A Blue Springs woman was sentenced to prison in separate cases this week related to drug offenses.
Christina M. Lewien, 38, was sentenced by District Court Judge Rick Schreiner to 6-8 years in prison for attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class 2A felony. She was sentenced to one year in prison to be served concurrently for a second charge in the same case of negligent child abuse.
In a separate case, Lewien was also sentenced to two years in prison for possession of methamphetamine. Sentencings in the two cases will be served concurrently, totaling 6-8 years.
In the more recent case, Lewien was arrested in August 2020 after Gage County Sheriff’s deputies with assistance from the Wymore and Beatrice police departments executed a search warrant at the Capri Inn in Beatrice. The search warrant was regarding methamphetamine distribution occurring from the motel room.
During a search of the room, deputies located six individual baggies of suspected methamphetamine, a meth pipe, and 13 empty baggies with suspected meth residue.
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Deputies also located two containers of concentrated THC wax along with other marijuana pipes, grinders, and containers.
Two juvenile children, ages 5 and 6, were present in the room. One of the children was returned to a parent and the other child was placed with a family member.
In the earlier, cases, Lewien was arrested in April 2020 during a probation search of her room at the Traveler’s Lodge in Beatrice. That search revealed a glass pipe with burnt residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Lewien was previously allowed into the drug court program in the case, but was dismissed following additional arrests.