Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives made four arrests at a sting operation at a Punta Gorda motel Thursday.
Working off an ad from an adult entertainment website detectives set up meetings at the Knights Inn, 9300 Knights Drive. The first encounter was to cost $300 an hour, the other was to cost $200.
At 7:50 p.m. an SUV with two women pulled into Arby's parking lot across the street from the motel. Joan Maureen Nunez, 19, 238 Rose St., North Fort Myers, exited the vehicle driven by Michelle Leanne Hutson, 42, 503 34th Terrace, Cape Coral.
Michelle Leanne Hutson
Nunez allegedly went into the motel room and took the $200 from the undercover detective. She began to undress then touched the detective. A takedown signal was given and other officers entered the room and arrested Nunez. Detectives reportedly located Dilaudid in her bra. Officers then arrested Hutson. Detectives reportedly found a Pyrex smoking pipe in her purse with cocaine residue.
Nunez was charged with soliciting prostitution and possession of Dilaudid and drug paraphernalia. Hutson was charged with deriving support from prostitution and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
At the 9 p.m. appointment, Tekia Shajuan Middleton, 32, 3215 19th St., East Bradenton, arrived with Jasmine Shante Murray, 27, 1010 Seven East St., Bradenton. Middleton reportedly was given $200 and then undressed. Oficers entered the room, arrested her and reportedly found marijuana in her purse. Detectives arrested Murray in the vehicle outside with Middleton's 1-year-old son. A search of her purse reportedly turned up Oxycodone and $4,684 in cash, which was seized. The child was released to the boy's grandmother.
Middleton was charged with soliciting prostitution, possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Murray was charged with possession of Oxycodone.
Nunez was released on $4,000 bond; Hutson's bond is $6,000, Middleton's is $4,000 and Murray's bond is $2,500.