Deputy Cheyenne County Attorney pleads no contest to misdemeanor charge

SIDNEY, Neb. — A Deputy County Attorney in Cheyenne County knows his punishment after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor last week. 

Jackson Osborn was charged with marijuana possession between one ounce and one pound. According to court records, Osborn entered the plea on July 26. 

Court documents say Osborn will serve six months of probation. 

The no contest plea is a change from previous proceedings. Osborn originally pleaded not guilty in May and filed a motion asking for a jury trial. Last week when pleading no contest, he waived his right to a trial, according to court documents. 

Since Osborn works in the county attorney's office, a special prosecutor was assigned to the case. 

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub told News Channel Nebraska Tuesday Osborn remains employed by Cheyenne County. He says he discussed the matter with a labor and employment law attorney.