Five people were arrested Monday following a six month investigation of a prostitution ring in La Vergne.
The La Vergne Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit began receiving multiple tips in May from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and LPD patrol officers about suspicious activity in area hotels.
Anthony Whitfield, 30, Milly McKnight, 28, Mary Johnson, 39, Pamela Mullions, 47, and Camilla Sommers, 23, were all charged in connection to the case.
During the arrests at the Ramada Inn at 109 Enterprise Blvd. in La Vergne, one vehicle, computers and other electronic devices, crack cocaine, heroine, marijuana, multiple syringes, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $3,000 in cash were seized. Police are awaiting proper search warrants before opening the devices, which will likely result in more charges for operating a prostitution business using backpage.com
“Officers from CSU received information from Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies as well as police officers from La Vergne Patrol,” said Sergeant John Eubank. He went on to say “This type of agency cooperation was vital in breaking up this prostitution ring.”
Whitfield and Johnson are charged with felony possession among other charges.
McKnight faces felony possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and has eight outstanding warrants.
Mullins faces misdemeanor charges for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sommers is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and has six warrants for her arrest.