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Cops: Tenn. elementary school principal arrested for buying crack

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - An elementary school principal has been suspended after being charged with buying crack cocaine.

Murfreesboro Police arrested 58-year-old Donnie Johnson on Friday after officers reported seeing him buy the drugs on multiple occasions.

The Daily News Journal reports that Johnson is the principal at Rockvale Elementary School and has been employed by Rutherford County Schools for more than 30 years.

Police also arrested 29-year-old Tiquista Robinson, who they charged with selling the drugs to Johnson.

According to the paper, detectives witnessed a hand-to-hand transaction between Johnson and Robinson. Police said Johnson told them he was buying the crack cocaine for his own personal use. He was charged with one count of criminal possession and casual exchange.

Robinson also admitted to selling the cocaine, police said. She faces a felony possession count, the News Journal reports.

Johnson and Robinson were being held at the Rutherford County Jail. Jail records did not list an attorney for either. As of Friday evening, both suspects were free on bond.

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