17 arrested in prostitution sting on North Trail

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SARASOTA, Fla. - A two-day undercover operation in North Sarasota led to the arrest of 17 people on prostitution and drug charges.

The Sarasota Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and Narcotics Unit conducted the operation targeting the prostitution problem plaguing the North Tamiami Trail neighborhood.

The two day operation resulted in the arrests of nine females 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.

Arrested in the sting were:

32-year-old Raquel Smith, charged with Prostitution, Possession of drug paraphernalia

45-year-old Stacy Kiebzak, charged with Prostitution (3rd Violation)

25-year-old Kimberly Ellison, charged with Prostitution, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

23-year-old Rachel Roberts, charged with Prostitution, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a medical drug without a prescription

26-year-old Jennifer Dodge, charged with Prostitution (3rd Violation)

23-year-old Tammy Lilley, charged with Prostitution, Possession of drug paraphernalia

47-year-old Shari Gilbertson, charged with Prostitution (28 Convictions)

28-year-old Nicole Baker, charged with Prostitution, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

31-year-old Kathy Benson, charged with Prostitution

29-year-old Travis Nye, charged with Possession of a controlled substance (Schedule 4), Possession of drug paraphernalia

44-year-old Johnny Green, charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, No Valid Driver’s License

21-year-old Brendon Torres, charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

75-year-old Bruce McKim, charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

41-year-old Willie King , charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, DWLS W/ knowledge 3rd or more convictions

70-year-old William Schell, charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

53-year-old Scott Keating, charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

23-year-old Ethan Holland, charged with Solicitation of Prostitution