This past Friday, members of the Logan Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, assisted by the US 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, conducted a prostitution sting in the Logan area.
Seven were arrested and face charges including one charge each for prostitution: Pamela Paynter, 35, of Huntington; Leigha Evans, 27, of South Charleston; Kaila Stiltner, 26, of Cora; Carmelita Browning, 25, of Logan; Sarah Trammell, 33, of Charleston; Roberta Tomblin, 45, of Mount Gay and Amelia Bradshaw, 32, of Holden. All were incarcerated at the Southwestern Regional Jail.
Pamela Paynter was also charged with simple possession after a post-arrest search revealed she had eight blue, oblong pills believed to be Alprozolam, a Schedule 3 drug in her purse. The officer also found a small baggy containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a Schedule 1 drug. Paynter’s bond was set at $3,500. Bond for the remaining defendants was set at $2,500 each.
In addition, two outstanding warrants against Carmelita Browning were located after her arrest.
The sting is an effort to curb prostitution in the Logan area and the WVSP says the next sting will target customers of the prostitutes.