Two Adults Arrested On Drug, Child Abuse Charges

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Police say two adults were arrested on drug and child abuse charges after officers found two children living in a home with marijuana and drug paraphernalia and another adult was arrested on drug charges.

David Burris, 32, and Brisa Steffani, 25, both of Payson, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

Susan Cooley (Wicks), 42, also of Payson, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers with the Payson Police Department and the Gila County Narcotics Task Force made the arrests after obtaining a search warrant for a home in the 1100 block of South Mclane on Jan. 20.

Inside the home, officers found three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including a scale, the PPD said in a press release.

Two children, ages 5 and 1, were removed from the home due to the drug activity and Child Protective Services was notified.

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