The mother of a 9-year-old was taken into custody Thursday, Oct. 25, three days after reportedly overdosing in front of her daughter outside the home of two individuals suspected of selling the drugs to the woman.
Deputies with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) were dispatched to the 5900 block of East Tee Time Court in Cornville around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Medical personnel were already on scene and treating 30-year-old Kaila Van Orden for a possible heroin overdose, YCSO reported. Van Orden was initially found passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with her 9-year-old daughter present.
Deputies learned that Van Orden was at the East Tee Time Court home with her daughter when her daughter found her inside a bathroom holding a syringe. The 9 year old told deputies she became very upset and both walked outside to get into their car, where Van Orden then fell “asleep,” according to her daughter. The 9 year old told deputies she was not initially concerned about this because she has seen this happen to her mom before following drug usage.
However, when the daughter later could not wake her mom, she became frightened and ran back into the house to alert a couple of people inside, YCSO reported. Those two were later identified as 30-year-old Rachel Fools and 33-year-old Adam Hale, who both live at the home. Neither Fools nor Hale could wake up Van Orden, so they called 911. Medical personnel arrived and were able to revive Van Orden pending transportation to the Verde Valley Medical Center.
A search of Van Orden’s vehicle revealed quantities of meth and heroin, YCSO reported. Two syringes were seized from her jacket before she was transported to the hospital. The Department of Child Safety was notified and Van Orden’s daughter was released to the custody of a relative.
Due to the apparent heroin overdose, detectives from the Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) task force were notified. Detectives already had information about illegal drug sales involving Fools and Hale at the home, so a search warrant was obtained, YCSO reported. Inside the home, detectives found a usable quantity of methamphetamine in Fools’ and Hale’s bedroom along with a syringe loaded with heroin. Numerous additional syringes, drug packaging and a scale were also located. Both denied providing heroin to Van Orden and claimed they did not know she injected the narcotic inside their home.
Fools and Hale were arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde, each on charges including possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both have since been released pending further court action.
Following release from the hospital, Van Orden was booked into the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde on Oct. 25. She’s facing charges including possession of a controlled substance, endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held without bond related to a probation violation.