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Trial set for local woman accused of letting her child play with crack rock

BY CASSIDY RILEY | MARCH 11, 2013 5:00 AM

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A trial has been set for a local woman whose child was allegedly found by police playing with crack.
Tiffany Johnson, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, controlled-substance violation, distributing/selling a controlled without an affixed tax stamp, and child endangerment.

On Feb. 13, Iowa City police offers responded to a 911 call from Johnson’s children, who reportedly had been left home alone when Johnson left to go to Kmart, according to a police complaint. While speaking with Johnson, officers allegedly saw her son playing with a rock of crack. Johnson then reportedly told the officers she sells crack and was storing a can of it in her bedroom. Officers located the can, and, according to the complaint, it contained 12 ounces of crack.

Johnson has waived her right to a speedy trial. Her trial is set for 9 a.m. June 11, and her pretrial conference is set for 2:30 p.m. May 31.


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