Update – The boyfriend, 38-year-old Michael Jenkins, was arrested in the same hotel room and charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct.
Augusta, GA - Johnson, 27, was in Room 128 at the Augusta Lodge hotel participating n an all-night crack party with her boyfriend and a drug dealer. Also accompanying her was her 7-month-old son. At some point, Johnson came up with a great way to get more crack. She offered her son to the drug dealer.
The information regarding this incident is a bit confusing, depending on what news source you go to, but some state that a local business woman stepped in and stopped the transaction, a manager from Campbell’s Recycling. No details on exactly how this woman came to be at that location, but one report stated that Ms. Johnson reportedly told someone who was at the hotel that she “would sell her baby for crack“. I am guessing Campbell’s Recycling may be looking for another manager?
When police arrived at the hotel, they stated the baby reeked of crack, was listless and showed little emotion. Police are looking for two other men on felony narcotics charges, I am assuming her boyfriend and the drug dealer.
Amanda is reportedly homeless, and even has another kid that she does not have custody of. She has now been charged with second-degree cruelty to children and reckless conduct. Her son now resides with the Richmond Department if Family and Children and Services.
Amanda Johnson in happier times
Update – The boyfriend, Michael Jenkins, 38, was arrested in the same hotel room that his girlfriend was arrested in. he has been charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct. The father of the 7-month-old is coming from Virginia to take custody of the child.crack, cruelty to children, Drugs