Sarasota Police arrest 16 in N. Trail prostitution sting

Sarasota Police arrest 16 in N. Trail prostitution sting

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Sixteen people were arrested in a two-day undercover sting that targeted a prostitution problem plaguing the North Tamiami Trail neighborhood.

The undercover operation was carried out by the Sarasota Police Department's Street Crimes Unit and Narcotics Unit.

In all, nine females were arrested  for prostitution, seven males for solicitation of prostitution and one male for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. 

Six vehicles were seized during this operation.

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