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Bend Crime Lab Analyst Pleads Guilty

BEND, OR -- A former Oregon State Police crime lab analyst has pleaded guilty to stealing controlled substances she was supposed to be processing as evidence.

 

Officials say 36-year-old Nika Larsen worked as a forensic scientist at the Bend lab. She was accused of stealing items from evidence that had been submitted by various law enforcement agencies.

 

Larsen agreed to a plea deal and could face three years in federal prison when she's sentenced in December. 

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