The Narcotics Vice Investigations Division conducted an undercover prostitution sting on Wednesday from 6 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. The sting targeted the prostitutes in specific areas in which complaints have been received, mainly in the North Central region of the city. The sting resulted in the arrest of 10 men and women. They include:

Valerie Nicole Figueroa (12/02/86) was charged with Prostitution, Class “B” Misdemeanor, 1210170119

Belinda Gonzalez (12/07/69) was charged with Prostitution, State Jail Felony, 1210170111

Cynthia Mims (05/31/85) was charged with Prostitution, State Jail Felony, 1210170143

Patricia Hernandez (03/05/71) was charged with Prostitution, Class “B” Misdemeanor, 1210170123

Irene Lopez (09/02/79) was charged with Prostitution, Class “B” Misdemeanor, 1210170117

Efrain Ibarra (12/22/94) was charged with Prostitution, Class “B” Misdemeanor, 1210170140

Martha Elisha Smith (05/06/83) was charged with Prostitution, Class “B” Misdemeanor, 1210170149

Lourdes Ibarra (07/21/71)was charged with Prostitution, Class “B” Misdemeanor, 1210170146

Benjamin Brooks (05/13/85) Two Counts of Delivery of Dangerous Drugs, 1210170154

Rose O’Quinn (07/12/57) Delivery/Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1210170126

The men and women were booked at the City Detention Center. One man and five women were charged with prostitution, which is a Class “B” Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. Two of the women were charged with prostitution, a State Jail Felony (three or more convictions) which is punishable by up two years in jail and $10,000 fine. Two were also booked on drug related State Jail Felonies.