Police sting johns in 'buy-bust' operations

Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 7:28pm
Staff reports

Metro Police detectives made 115 arrests during prostitution and "buy-bust" operations across south Nashville last Friday through Wednesday.

Police arrested 11 men who propositioned police operatives as the women walked on Murfreesboro Pike and Wallace Road.

View photos of the men on the department's patronizing prostitution Web site.

Undercover officers bought drugs from street dealers in locations known for criminal activity.

Areas targeted included Little Hamilton Avenue, Perkins Street, Harding Place, Tampa Drive, Wallace Road, and Glenrose Avenue. Police seized 260 grams of marijuana, five grams of cocaine and $581 cash.

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5 Comments on this post:

By: danced with angus on 8/14/09 at 6:16

Is it time to legalize prostitution?

By: idgaf on 8/14/09 at 7:23

TIcket revenue must be off.

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 8/14/09 at 7:58

Prostitution is the oldest vocation known to man. I think it should be legalized, regulated, taxed, and controlled. It would bring revenue into gov't coffers, cut down on STD's, and stop making criminals out of people who are not criminals. It is impossible to stop, so why not make something positive out of it. It would also free-up jail and prison space for real criminals, and free-up time for law enforcement officers to work on catching real criminals, and to deal with really horrible problems we have in our midst.

By: govskeptic on 8/14/09 at 10:14

With a Billion dollar convention center to fund, metro has found the answer. Get them all Chief-we'll fund this thing in 1-2 years.

By: MetalMan on 7/31/12 at 6:57

Prostitution and Pot. Leave the borders wide-open and nit-pick everything else to death. From a revenue-generating standpoint, wouldn't it be more cost effective just to concentrate on parking meters?