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Columbia police arrest 24 in prostitution sting

Apr 13, 2010 7:36:00 PM - thestate.com
Columbia police arrested 24 people during a weekend prostitution sting on Two Notch Road and Millwood Avenue.

The sting began late Friday night and lasted until early morning Sunday, said Brick Lewis, a Columbia Police Department spokesman.

Most of the men and women were charged with solicitation for prostitution. At least three people were charged with interfering with police for trying to warn others about the sting, Lewis said.

One person who was arrested is 16 years old. And one man also was charged with illegally carrying a gun.

Police conducted the sting after receiving complaints and tips from the community, especially those in the Pinehurst neighborhood, Lewis said.

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