Pearl Police have arrested seven women during an undercover prostitution investigation. The arrests occurred on Thursday, April 3.
The following persons were arrested as a result of the undercover operation:
Contessa Cox- Solicitation of Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana
Sharon Johnson- Solicitation of Prostitution, had two of her children present at the time of solicitation
Bertha Jones- Solicitation of Prostitution, Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Kashika Smith- Solicitation of Prostitution, had four of her children present at the time of solicitation
Tammy Johnson- Solicitation of Prostitution
Emily Campbell-Solicitation of Prostitution
Danyell Anderson- Solicitation of Prostitution, Felon in Possession of a Firearm
The Narcotics Division of the Pearl Police Department obtained information from a previous case that Backpage.com was being utilized by the offenders that were arrested to facilitate Prostitution within the City of Pearl, MS.
The offenders would travel to the City of Pearl, MS after placing an ad with Backpage.com.
Lt. John Johnson of the Pearl Police Department's Narcotics Division said, "that this criminal element will not be tolerated in the City of Pearl, MS and that a hard line is drawn in order to preserve the high quality of life we have in our city."
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