San Tan Valley mother arrested in connection with child neglect, drug-related charges

Dakoda Heiser (PCSO)

Dakoda Heiser (PCSO)


On Jan. 22, deputies from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dakoda Heiser, 21, of San Tan Valley in connection with charges relating to drugs and child neglect, according to a press release from PCSO.

The PCSO communications center received a call shortly after 10 p.m. from a woman screaming into the phone, according to the release. The operator could also hear an infant crying in the background, according to the release.

Deputies were dispatched to 2558 E. Meadow Land Drive in San Tan Valley to check the welfare of the female and infant.

An adult female, later identified as Ms. Heiser, met deputies at the door to the residence and refused to talk to the deputies or let them in the house to check on the welfare of the infant heard crying on the 911 call, according to the release.

Deputies said the woman banged her head against the wall, refused to stop screaming and made suicidal threats. Paramedics were called to evaluate and treat the woman, according to the release.

Deputies said they found a 2-month old infant male strapped in a car seat on a bed in the master bedroom. In the same bedroom, they also found a water bong, a clear glass pipe and a small quantity of an unknown narcotic drug, according to the release.

Deputies found dog feces, empty alcohol containers and evidence of drug use in the presence of the infant, Sheriff Paul Babeu said in the release.

Representatives from the sheriff’s office contacted members of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, who were able to place the infant with a family member, Sheriff Babeu said.

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