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Guidance counselor arrested for drug sales

Marla Lee Davis

Marla Lee Davis

PRESCOTT - Authorities investigating a tip that a case manager at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic was selling heroin and methamphetamine arrested her at a traffic stop on Jan. 8, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Marla Davis, 45, was being investigated by the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) multi-agency task force, YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said, and detectives confirmed that she'd sold heroin from a home. They also confirmed a sale of meth.

Deputies made a traffic stop Jan. 8 and they found Davis in possession of a fake $100 bill, a meth pipe, a digital scale with visible meth and heroin residue, and money from an earlier sale of meth, D'Evelyn said.

"Davis admitted using methamphetamine a couple of days prior and acknowledged selling drugs on occasion to ex-clients from the guidance clinic," he said.

Davis was booked into the Camp Verde jail on charges including possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession or use of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and money laundering.

She has since been released on a $25,000 bond.

Davis has also been terminated from any duties at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic.

The investigation continues and detectives are encouraging anyone who may have had contact with her, or has specific knowledge of these activities, to please call YCSO at 928-771-3260 or make an anonymous call to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.