HOUSTON -- Nine people were arrested in two undercover sex stings across the Houston area this week - and authorities say tips led them to the alleged prostitution.
Five people were arrested and charged with prostitution after a sting in Freeport, Clute, Richwood and Lake Jackson on Tuesday evening around 8pm. Four others were arrested Wednesday evening in Pearland around 8pm in phase II of the investigation, dubbed "Operation Red November."
The Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force arrested Sarah Barber, 25, Haley Mcdaniels, 20, Candie Deshotel, 29, Martha Carona, 25, and Deanne Lyte, 28. They are all charged with prostitution. Corona, authorities say, was also a wanted fugitive on a DWI charge.
All are held on $1,500 bond. Corona received a no bond for the DWI charge. Deshotel has been arrested several times. This is the second time this year she was arrested on prostitution charges.
Officials didn't specify where they were arrested, but said at "numerous locations" between the 900 block of Highway 332 and 1000 block of Highway in Clute.
In Pearland, three women and a man were also arrested for prostitution as a result of the sting. Gabriel Munoz Alvarez, 38, Darya Sands, 19, Katerina Gutierrez, 24, Donna McGhee, 20, were charged with prostitution. Alvarez and Sands were also charged with possession of marijuana. Alvarez and Gutierrez are each held on $7,500 bond for prostitution. Sands and McGhee are held on $1,500 bond. Alvarez and Sands have further bond for alleged marijuana possession at $2,000 and $1,500 respectively.