Charges against LHS Coach dismissed; investigation ongoing - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Charges against LHS Coach dismissed; investigation continues

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Source: Lubbock Police Department Source: Lubbock Police Department

By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock County District Attorney's office filed a motion Friday morning to dismiss drug charges against a Lubbock High school coach after speaking with Trent Nickerson's attorney.  

The case will now be presented to a Lubbock county grand jury who will decide if there is enough evidence to pursue charges against Nickerson. The DA's office canceled the arrest warrant and will present the case in the coming weeks.

Nickerson became the subject of a drug investigation after a fire broke out in his home last Friday.

That is when firefighters found several marijuana plants in the house he shared with roommate, Christopher Scott. According to a police affidavit, Nickerson told police he did not know about the marijuana plants found in another room. Officers did not find drugs in his room or his car.

Meanwhile, Lubbock ISD says Nickerson will stay on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

Nickerson's roommate, Christopher Scott, 24, was arrested and faces drug possession charges. He bonded out of jail.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 contacted a number for Nickerson and were referred to his attorney and have not heard back from him yet.

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