Mason City man pleads not guilty to drug, weapon possession charges

MASON CITY — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to drug and weapons charges.

46-year-old Andrew Lofton was arrested after a warrant was executed on April 20th at an apartment in the 700 block of North Federal. The complaint says during the search, two handguns with obliterated serial numbers were seized, a backpack that contained about 22 ounces of methamphetamine and another handgun. Also allegedly located were United States currency, packaging material, and a digital scale.

Lofton was charged with three counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and one count of possession with the intent to deliver or manufacture meth.

He filed a written plea of not guilty in Cerro Gordo County District Court earlier this week. His trial is scheduled to start on June 27th.