Fentanyl cases result in sentencing, guilty plea



Two women who were arrested in December for leaving fentanyl in the presence of a 4-year-old appeared in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.

Sentencing is Sept. 26 for a woman who admitted to a charge stemming from her arrest.

Heather Ann Heindl, 28, pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse or neglect and could face up to five years in prison.

Under the plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend a suspended 1-3-year prison sentence if she participates in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

Heindl must undergo an evaluation to determine whether she is likely to reoffend in order to qualify for probation.

A trial scheduled for Aug. 28 was canceled as a result of Heindl’s plea.

Monique Victoria Gonzales received a suspended 2-5-year prison sentence on Tuesday after she admitted in April to a count of felony attempted child abuse in which she left her 4-year-old in a motel room with fentanyl and drug paraphernalia on Dec. 8, 2022.

The child’s hair tested positive for fentanyl, according to prosecutors.

Gonzales was found not to be a high risk to reoffend, a requirement for probation in the case. She has two prior felonies, though she successfully completed probation in both instances.

Prosecutors asked for 1-3 years in prison while the defense asked for a suspended sentence.

Mason Lee Dailey, 37, who was arrested the same time as the two women, is scheduled to finish a six-month jail sentence next week, according to jail records.

All three were in a room at the Quality Inn when members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Street Enforcement Team contacted them.

According to court documents, team members found a diaper bag containing a pouch of the drug.

Dailey received a suspended 19-48-month prison sentence in February. He was ordered to spend six months in jail as a condition of probation.

Dailey had previously been convicted of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act for selling suboxine and given probation.


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