Prostitution sting in Pasadena nets 12 arrests

PASADENA, TX (KTRK) -- A dozen people were arrested last week in a prostitution sting.

The operation was conducted on October 7 by the Pasadena Police Department's proactive command and detectives from the Deer Park Police Department's criminal investigation division.

Investigators worked with an area motel to conduct the sting. Undercover officers arranged meetings there with the women. They say the women arrived, mostly with male companions, and were arrested.

Many of the companions were also arrested for various charges.

In all, 12 people were arrested during the sting, resulting in 4 felonies and 8 misdemeanors. Police say they also recovered various quantities of marijuana and meth, as well as one handgun.

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