Warrant issued for Demi Lovato’s drug dealer as singer’s mother speaks out for first time

Brandon Johnson is a wanted man

An arrest warrant has reportedly been issued for Demi Lovato’s drug dealer, Brandon Johnson.

According to TMZ , Johnson is a wanted man by the L.A. County D.A.’s Office for his June arrest for cocaine possession and DUI after he failed to appear in court on Monday (September 17).

Johnson will not be arrested for selling the “aftermarket” pills that allegedly caused Lovato’s reported near-fatal overdose in July – the action of which he openly admitted on camera – because an overdose is categorised as a ‘medical emergency’.

The warrant therefore relates only to his June arrest for drugs possession and DUI.

Meanwhile, Lovato’s mother has spoken out for the first time about her daughter’s apparent overdose.

Dianna de la Garza told Newsmax TV: “It’s still a really difficult thing to talk about.

“I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day. I didn’t know what to say. It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear, as a parent, about any of my kids.”

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When De La Garza asked Lovato’s assistant if her daughter was OK upon first hearing about the incident, she was told that her daughter was conscious but not speaking.

“I knew at that point that we were in trouble,” De La Garza said.

Last month, Lovato’s sister hailed the singer’s medical team on her birthday following successful treatment for the suspected overdose.

Madison De La Garza marked the singer’s 26th birthday by sharing an old photo of the pair together.

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today could have been one of the worst days of my life, but instead i get to spend it thanking God, the incredible doctors, demi's team, and everyone across the world who offered their support – without all of these people i wouldn't have my big sister anymore. i've been thinking about how i wish that everyone could see the silly little things that she does, like how her nostrils move when she says certain words and when she brushes my hair behind my ear when i'm trying to sleep, because those are the things i'm thankful for today. they seem so small, but those little things make up my sister – not a singer, not a celebrity, and definitely not what she's been described as in the media – she's a daughter, a friend, and my big sister… and i am so, so thankful that i can tell her happy birthday. #happybirthdaydemi ❤️

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“Today could have been one of the worst days of my life,” De La Garza captioned the photo.