PASCO, Wash. - Nine people got in trouble with police after an undercover prostitution sting in downtown Pasco.
Police said they set up operation after a series of complaints from business owners and people in the community.
Police set up the undercover operation on Friday evening. According to police seven men were eithter cited or arrested for solicitation of a prostitute.
Police also found meth and marijuana on two other men and a woman was also charged with rendering criminal assistance.
Police said they will periodically conduct these types of undercover stings.
The following people were arrested and/or cited:
49-year-old Pablo Vargas of Pasco - prostitution solicitation
68-year-old Abel Avarez-Reyes of Pasco - prostitution solicitation
19-year-old Gerardo Huerta-Hunoz of Pasco - prostitution solicitation
27-year-old Conde I. Almarez of Pasco - prostitution solicitation
57-year-old Dale R. Janshen of Benton City - prostitution solicitation, possession of controlled substance-meth
20-year-old Victor Z. Rocha of Pasco - possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia
20-year-old Erick H. Vasquez of Pasco - prostitution solicitation
47-year-old David Green of Pasco - prostitution solicitation
23-year-old Maria I. Robledo of Pasco - rendering criminal assistance