Prostitution operations in Sarasota, Bradenton lead to 13 arrests

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SARASOTA, Fla. - Two separate undercover operations on the Suncoast have led to the arrests of over a dozen people.

In Sarasota on Wednesday, police conducted operations at two spots along the North Tamiami Trail, resulting in the arrests of 5 men.

Arrested were:

  • 65-year-old Samuel Aldrich of Sarasota
  • 37-year-old Ahmid Elobid Ahmid of Ft. Myers
  • 50-year-old Ronnie Brown of Tampa
  • 66-year-old Charles Carpenter of Bradenton
  • 55-year-old Milton Gutierrez of Land O' Lakes

That same day in Bradenton, police held an undercover operation in that city, resulting in the arrest of 7 men and one woman.

Arrested were:

  • 30-year-old Misty Barnes
  • 43-year-old Paige Smith
  • 24-year-old Minh Phan
  • 82-year-old Robert Jones
  • 35-year-old Joseph Luckenson
  • 37-year-old Warwentz Louis
  • 31-year-old Porfirio Beltran-Martinez
  • 54-year-old Gary Chavers