WeTip Report Leads To Conviction Of Evansville Heroin Dealer

An anonymous report leads to the conviction of a heroin dealer in Evansville. A Vanderburgh County jury found 58-year-old Larry Johnson guilty to several drug-related charges.

These charges stemmed from an anonymous tip about drug activity that was reported to the WeTip hotline in May 2017.

Drug Task Force Detectives received a WeTip report on May 12th that drugs were being sold out of a home in the 700 block of Washington Avenue.

Within two days, detectives set up a controlled buy and bought heroin from Johnson.

When detectives searched Johnson’s home, they recovered 14 grams of heroin and various drug paraphernalia.

Johnson was found guilty of dealing in a narcotic drug more than 10 grams, dealing in a narcotic drug, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Larry Johnson will be sentenced on February 28th.



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