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Human trafficking investigation leads to 8 arrests in Neshoba County

A multi-agency undercover operation led to eight arrests as part of a local investigation into...
A multi-agency undercover operation led to eight arrests as part of a local investigation into sex trafficking in Neshoba County.(WDBJ7)
Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 5:29 PM CDT
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NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A multi-agency undercover operation led to eight arrests as part of a local investigation into sex trafficking in Neshoba County.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services, Choctaw Police Department and Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office worked together on the cases.

Seven of the 8 people arrested were charged with 1 count of prostitution, with one also facing a drug charge. One other was charged with possession of cocaine.
• Amanda Hollingsworth, 42, of 2710 39th St., Meridian, was the only person charged with two charges. She was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution and possession of methamphetamine.
• Kennarion Johnson, 23, of 909 21st St., Meridian, was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution.
• Clifford Jenning, age unavailable, of 2145 Gater Lane, Jackson, was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution.
• Sabrina Scarbrough, age unavailable, of 1653 Rip Lane Lot H, Meridian, was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution.
• Melton Starkey, 26, of 1903 9th Avenue, Meridian, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.
• Kristina Anne Walker, 36, of 995 County Road 363, Enterprise, was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution.
• Eric Towner, 28, of 564 Futch Road, Forest, was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution.
• Megell Fernandez Patton, 29, of 1391 Pocahontas Road, Flora, was arrested and charged with one count of prostitution.

If you are a victim or need to report a tip, text- HELP to BEFREE (233733) or call- 1-888-373-7888.
Anyone who has information about crimes or potential crimes in Neshoba County is encouraged to call East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.

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