Trio arrested in Hoover prostitution sting

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – Three women have been released from the Hoover City Jail on bonds of $1,000 each after they were arrested at a Shelby County hotel and charged with prostitution on Jan. 8.

Brooks

Brooks

Undercover Hoover Police Department officers performed an investigation at the LaQuinta Inn at 120 Riverchase Parkway East in Hoover on the night of Jan. 8.

Cottonham

Cottonham

During the investigation, officers arrested 27-year-old Easley, S.C., resident Brittnee Sloane Brooks, 19-year-old Birmingham resident Areannia D’Asia Cottonham and 32-year-old Hoover resident Zannia Ayala and charged each of them with one count of prostitution.

Ayala

Ayala

All three suspects posted bond and were released from jail on Jan. 9.

According to the Hoover Police Department, prostitution crimes often lead to other crimes involving drugs, thefts, burglaries, robberies and rapes.

“In the coming weeks and months, Hoover Police uniformed and undercover officers will be focusing on areas identified as locations that are frequented by prostitutes,” read an HPD press release. “Individuals who solicit the services of prostitutes will also be targeted for arrest.”