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14 arrested in prostitution sting

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police's Vice Control Section conducted a prostitution sting Tuesday in Clifton Heights and Over the Rhine that led to 14 arrests.

Police say undercover female officers posed as street prostitutes and were approached by those seeking to engage in illegal activity.

Eleven males and three females were arrested. Thirteen suspects were charged with soliciting and/or loitering to solicit prostitution. Two people were also charged with possession of marijuana, and one with carrying a concealed weapon. One man was also taken into custody for open capiases.

Officers seized 8.11 grams of marijuana and a 9 mm Ruger.  Five vehicles were also impounded.

The arrested include: Misty Patterson, 35, soliciting/loitering to solicit; Johnathan Smith, 29, soliciting/loitering to solicit; Terron Lindsey, 28,  loitering to solicit and possession of marijuana; Steven Shipp, 22, soliciting/loitering to solicit; Amanda Powers, 25, soliciting/loitering to solicit; Brian Ball, 36, soliciting/loitering to solicit; Norman Johnson, 34, soliciting/loitering to solicit; Paul Honeycutt, 33, soliciting/loitering to solicit; carrying a concealed weapon; Albert Coston, 47, two misdemeanor capiases; Patrick Tully, 50, soliciting/loitering to solicit, possession of marijuana; Deonte Flagg, 30, loitering to solicit; Mickey McConnal, 44, soliciting; Benjamin Omosebi, 60, soliciting/loitering to solicit; and Robert Russell, 45, soliciting/loitering to solicit.

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