Five men arrested in undercover operation targeting prostitution

SARASOTA, Fla. -- September 23, 2016 -- 1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Narcotics Unit and Patrol Division, conducted an undercover prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes.

The operation was conducted in the 4700 block of North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Five (5) men were arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.  Three vehicles were seized under City Code 33-271.