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Hunterdon County Prosecutor: Tip leads to arrest of alleged drug dealer

A phone tip to authorities has led to the arrest of an alleged drug dealer in Hunterdon County, officials said.

Deana Johnson, 50, of Flemington, is facing charges that include possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III said the arrest was made after someone left information on the county's Crime Stoppers Tip Line that Johnson was selling drugs out of her residence in the Hunter Hills Apartment Complex in Flemington.

Kearns said authorities followed Johnson to Trenton where illegal drugs were allegedly purchased. She was stopped and arrested by authorities as she returned to Hunterdon County with crack cocaine and heroin, Kearns said.

She is being held in the Hunterdon County Jail on $30,000 bail.

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