Pasco prostitution sting nets 11 arrests in 8 hours

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Last Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Pasco County prostitution sting netted 11 arrests in a single day.

It was a collaborative effort between the New Port Richey Police Department and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, operating Friday between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Investigators say the goal was to target people soliciting prostitutes on the west side of the county.

Both men and women were arrested on various charges:

Leah Alessandrini, 26, solicitation of prostitution, possession of a controlled substance
Jennifer Wilton, 35, solicitation of prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia
Brenda Ard, 37, solicitation of prostitution
Michelle Melia, 30, solicitation of prostitution
Ann Winnegar, 35, solicitation of prostitution
Raymond Bowen, 34, solicitation of prostitution (4th offense) felony, simple battery
Andrea Earll, 29, solicitation of prostitution, violation of probation
Heather Wallace, 28, solicitation of prostitution, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia
Laurie Pinson, 41, solicitation of prostitution
Rachelle Strenge, 41, solicitation of prostitution
Lacy Dimick, 21, solicitation of prostitution, warrant FTA drug paraphernalia