LINCOLN, Neb. -- The number of criminal cases that have been dismissed because of the theft of $1.2 million worth of drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol evidence room has grown to nearly 100.

Prosecutors in Lincoln have dropped another 33 felony cases, adding to the 66 dismissals that occurred before the end of October. More dismissals could be coming as 13 other counties in the region undertake reviews.

In September, Lincoln Police announced the arrest of a former State Patrol evidence technician, Anna Idigima. who they alleged conspired with her boyfriend, George Weaver Jr., to sell drugs stolen from the evidence room.

State officials will now review 117 closed cases, including those who are currently serving sentences.