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Not guilty pleas from former Mason City PD employee

Accused of illegal possession of prescription drugs.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 7:58 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 10:16 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A former employee of the Mason City Police Department is pleading not guilty to drug crimes.

Melinda Sue Severs, 43 of Dumont, is charged with two counts of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription. She’s accused of taking unwanted medication that was dropped off at the police department for herself.

Severs worked as an administrative assistant for Mason City police when the investigation into her began but is no longer employed there.

Severs is scheduled to stand trial on February 12, 2019.

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