ODESSA, TX (KWES) - 11 people are behind bars connection with a prostitution/narcotics sting that was held earlier this month at motels along Highway 80 in Southeast Odessa.
We're told police conducted the sting after receiving tips from the public.
The following people were arrested in the sting:
- Thomas Landa, 36, for possession of a controlled substance (warrants)
- Natalie Rivera, 31, for possession of a controlled substance (warrants)
- Luis Carrasco, 32, for possession of cocaine
- Pedro Rubio III, 32, for illegal dumping (warrant)
- Phillip Tinner, 50, for prostitution
- Hoang Bao, 36, for prostitution
- Erick Garza, 35, for prostitution
- Leana Maldonado, 25, for prostitution
- Tiana Landry, 22, for prostitution
- Amanda Flores, 30, for possession of marijuana
- Robert Garcia, 34 for possession of marijuana
The Odessa Police Department said they are committed to investigating all forms of illegal activity.
If you have any information in reference to prostitution or any illegal activity taking place, contact Odessa Police or Odessa Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.