Tip leads to arrest !!

A Flemington woman was arrested on heroin and cocaine drug charges following an investigation started when the Hunterdon County Crimestoppers Tip Line received information that she was selling drugs out of her residence in the Hunter Hills apartment complex on North Main Street, officials said.

Deana M. Johnson, 50, was arrested after a joint investigation involving the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and the Flemington Police Department.

County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III, county Chief of Detectives John Kuczynski and Flemington Police Chief George Becker announced the arrest this morning.

After getting the tip, Kearns said the Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force began surveillance and followed Johnson to Trenton where some illegal drugs were allegedly purchased. The defendant was stopped and arrested by Task Force detectives and members of the Flemington Police Department on Monday, Aug. 11 "as she returned to Hunterdon County with crack cocaine and heroin," Kearns said.

Johnson was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Bail was set at $30,000 by Superior Court Judge Stephen B. Rubin and Johnson was taken to the Hunterdon County Jail awaiting a first court appearance.

Launched in March 2013, Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers provides a way for people to safely and anonymously report information about criminal activity to law enforcement. Cash rewards can be paid if the information leads to an arrest or indictment.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging "HCTIPS" plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app "Tipsubmit" and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

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