Phoenix Police: Woman accused of taking kids with her on 2 drug buys

PHOENIX (KSAZ/AP) -- Authorities say a Phoenix woman has been arrested for taking her young children to drug houses where she allegedly purchased drugs.

According to a statement released by Sgt. Tommy Thompson, Vonda B. Johnston, in three separate occasions, directed detectives to drive her to locations in Phoenix, where she would go inside residences and buy meth for them. Johnston reportedly did not know the undercover detectives were police officers.

On two separate occasions, police officials say Johnston, 38, had a child with her. One time, she had her three-month-old son, and the second time, Johnston's 13-month-old daughter was with her when she went inside a home to buy drugs.

Johnston, according to officials, was arrested on November 8 at her home on the 2900 block of W. Buckeye, and has since been booked into the Maricopa County Jail. She is being charged with selling illegal drugs and child endangerment. The children have been placed in DCS custody.

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