Task Force Arrests Two On Drug Charges

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The Gila County Narcotics Task Force arrested two people for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Melissa Mack, 30, and Marlon Everett, 40, were arrested following a search warrant that was served at their residence in the 600 block of S. Beeline Highway.

Agents from the Task Force entered the mobile home at 9:16 p.m., Wednesday, March 27. A search of the home yielded one-eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine packaged in one-quarter gram bags. The estimated street value is more than $500.

Mack, who agents said was unemployed, had a 3-year-old child that was turned over to Child Protective Services. Mack was taken to jail, however, was not held due to medical problems.

A formal complaint is expected to be filed against Mack by the Gila County Attorney's office.

The Payson Police Department had arrested Mack March 9 on charges of DUI and DUI with drugs in her system.

Everett, a self-employed janitor, was booked into the Gila County jail, where he remains in custody in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Agents said they had been receiving information regarding drug use and sales by Mack and Everett for about three weeks.

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