6 arrested in Melbourne sex sting

Part of Melbourne Police Dept. sex trade-related sting operations

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Six suspects were arrested and small amounts of cocaine and marijuana were confiscated Thursday in part of a new series of sex trade-related stings set up by the Melbourne police.

According to Local 6 affiliate Florida Today, the six arrested include Tabatha Peoples, 30; Larry Odell Franklin, 40; Steven Smith, 70; Robert Joseph Brown; 66; Kenneth Crow,30, and Latarious Hill, 37. All were charged with solicitation of prostitution and with sale of cocaine and destruction of evidence, records show.

The six were taken to the Melbourne Police Department for questioning.

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