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November 8, 2013

Stillwater Police arrest 26 people in prostitution sting

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Stillwater Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics arrested 26 people on prostitution-related charges during a two-day sting in Stillwater.

Operation Dragon Slayer is a prostitution sting that law enforcement carried out on Wednesday and Thursday aimed at illegal prostitution activity in Stillwater, said Stillwater Police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson on Friday.

Police arrested 15 men and 10 women during the sting. Of those, 10 men are accused of engaging or offering to engage in prostitution. Seven of the women are accused of engaging in prostitution, according to police. One person was arrested on public intoxication and drug charges.

Other charges in the sting include pandering, accessing a computer to violate state statutes, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to police.

Arrests ranged from those who solicited services of prostitutes, engaged in illegal services and aided in the prostitute's transport and transaction, Dickerson said.

The Payne County Sheriff's Office and the Perkins Police Department assisted during the two-day sperations.

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