Mom arrested after Iowa child found playing with crack cocaine

Tiffany Stanton Johnson (jail photo)

Tiffany Stanton Johnson (jail photo)

An Iowa woman is accused of child endangerment after police said they found one of her three children, left home alone, playing with a rock of crack.

Police said a child called 911 from Tiffany Stanton Johnson ‘s Iowa City apartment just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

KCRG reports when police arrived, Johnson, 25, told them she left her kids home alone while she went to Kmart.  As she spoke with police, officers reportedly saw Johnson’s son playing with a rock of crack cocaine.

Police said Johnson admitted to selling crack, and to storing it in her bedroom.   Police said they found 12 grams of crack cocaine, packaged for sale, in her bedroom.

Johnson was arrested and charged with a felony controlled substance violation, felony possession, misdemeanor possession of a  controlled substance and child endangerment.

Johnson was held in the Johnson County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.


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