Washington man sentenced on cocaine charge

WASHINGTON — A Washington man has been sentenced to prison for up to 10 years on charges related to delivering cocaine, and later for witness tampering.

According to a news release from Washington County Attorney John Gish, Deon Johnson Jr., 28, of Washington, was arrested in March of this year and charged with two counts of delivering cocaine at South B Avenue in Washington the prior fall. After he posted bond for that arrest, Johnson was placed on pretrial supervision with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Two months later in May, Johnson was arrested for witness tampering, when he allegedly made threats toward a person he believed would be a witness against him on the cocaine delivery charge. In August, he was arrested for trespass and public intoxication, each a simple misdemeanor, and has been in jail ever since.