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Local woman arrested while son found playing with crack rock

BY REBECCA MORIN | FEBRUARY 15, 2013 5:00 AM

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A local woman has been arrested after her son was allegedly found in their home playing with crack. Tiffany Johnson, 25, was accused Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance, controlled substance violation, distributing/selling a taxable substance without a tax stamp, and child endangerment.

Iowa City police officials responded to a 911 call from one of Johnson’s children. Johnson left her three children home alone to go to Kmart. While police officials were speaking to Johnson, officials noticed her son playing with a rock of crack, the police complaint said. Johnson proceeded to tell police officials that she sells crack and that she was storing a can of it in her bedroom. Police officials located 12 grams of crack, packaged and ready to sell, the police complaint said.

Possession of controlled substance is an aggravated misdemeanor. Child endangerment is an aggravated misdemeanor. Controlled substance violation is a Class-C felony. Distributing/selling a taxable substance without a tax stamp is a Class-D felony.


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