ap file photoFormer SFPD drug lab employee Deborah Madden pleaded not guilty this morning to federal charges she took drugs from evidence at the lab in late 2009.

Ex-San Francisco crime lab worker faces other charges

Last month, ex-San Francisco criminalist Deborah Madden learned she would not be prosecuted after she admitted to skimming cocaine from The City’s crime-lab evidence room. But she is not completely in the clear.

Madden still faces an unrelated drug-possession charge in San Mateo County. In March, police say they found 0.09 grams of cocaine during a search of Madden’s San Mateo home. 

Today, a judge will consider setting a preliminary hearing date for that case. Madden, who is out of custody on a $10,000 bond, has pleaded not guilty.