Police employee accused of taking turned-in medications
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been accused of stealing prescription drugs turned in to the Mason City Police Department.
Cerro Gordo County court records say 43-year-old Melinda Severs, of Dumont, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. Severs’ next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 26.
Authorities say Severs was working as an administrative assistant for the department when she took the medications. The department building is a collection site for unused and unwanted medicines.
Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says Severs no longer works for his department.