PCSO: Woman accused of drug-use in front of son

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 20:53:24-05

A San Tan Valley mother was arrested last week on child neglect and drug abuse charges.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said 911 dispatchers received a phone call on Jan. 22 from a woman "screaming incoherently into the phone" while a baby could be heard crying in the background.

Deputies went to the home where the call came from and found 21-year-old Dakoda Heiser yelling and refusing to let the deputies inside.

PCSO said Heiser began to bang her head against the wall and would not stop screaming so deputies restrained her in handcuffs. She reportedly began to yell that her son was inside and demanded to see him, said PCSO.

Deputies found the two-month-old strapped into a car seat which was placed on a bed. They also found a water bong, a clear glass pipe and a small amount of an "unknown narcotic drug," according to the release.

Sheriff Paul Babeu described the home as "deplorable" and said deputies found "dog feces, empty alcohol containers and evidence of drug use in the presence of the infant."

A neighbor described her as "going bonkers" before police arrested her at her San Tan Valley home Friday night.

The Department of Child Services was notified and the infant was placed with a family member.

Heiser was booked into jail on drug and child neglect charges.