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Search warrant leads to drug, weapons arrest: Heroin confiscated in homicide case

Moriah LynnCalhoun, Haili Teresa Herbert and Mark Stanley Marszalek

Moriah LynnCalhoun, Haili Teresa Herbert and Mark Stanley Marszalek

RIMROCK – The Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force (PANT), together with personnel from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant Thursday, Oct. 13, at a Rimrock residence and found evidence of illegal drug use and possession for sale.

At the residence located in the 3900 block of Beaver Vista Road, detectives found Mark Stanley Marszalek, 57, and Haili Teresa Herbert, 39. The task force had been investigating reports that Marszalek had been selling methamphetamine for more than a year and a half.

During the search, detectives found over 128 grams – more than a quarter pound – of crystal methamphetamine, along with related drug paraphernalia that included unused bindle baggies and a digital scale. They also discovered numerous rifles and handguns, and a home surveillance system.

Both Marszalek and Herbert were taken into custody without incident and booked into the Yavapai County jail on charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misconduct Involving Weapons.

Both men posted a $5,000 bond and have been released, the YCSO reported Wednesday.

YCSO also provided an update on Moriah Calhoun, 24, who lived in the home of an Oct. 14 homicide in the 4000 block of E. Airport Dr., Rimrock. The homicide scene was under full protective containment by deputies on Oct. 15, when they interviewed Calhoun about the incident. Deputies determined she was not involved in the homicide in which a 17-year-old boy has been arrested.

Detectives escorted Calhoun to the home to retrieve personal belongings and a dog, advising her that they would examine whatever property she took from the house before she left. Inside, Calhoun quickly packed two bags full of personal property. At the

time she was gathering items, the detective could not clearly see her because of the room’s layout and the amount of property in the room.

Upon examining contents of the bags, detectives found 11 used baggies with apparent drug residue, two loaded syringes containing heroin, 54 mostly used syringes in a make-up bag, a metal box containing baggies and U.S. currency, nearly 14 grams of cocaine, three snort tubes with residue, 1 gram of tar heroin, one-half gram of tar heroin in a white cup, pills, and drug paraphernalia including several spoons with burn marks, brown powered heroin in individual baggies each marked for weight, and electronic scales. Total heroin seized exceeded 11 grams.

Calhoun admitted to ongoing heroin/cocaine use, and was arrested on charges including Possession or Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession or Use of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of a Dangerous Drug for Sale, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug for Sale. She remains in-custody on a $25,000 bond.