Norman Prostitution-Drug Bust Nets One Arrest
NORMAN, OK -- Law enforcement has shut down a prostitution and drug trafficking ring in Norman.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office say the year long investigation has resulted in the closing of a Norman massage parlor and the arrest of a 51-year-old Del City woman.
OBN spokesman Mark Woodward says the investigation focused on illegal activities taking place inside the business.
"This massage business was nothing more than a front for the defendants' prostitution ring. Additionally, the defendant was trafficking cocaine from this location. The massage parlor, Oriental Tokyo Health Massage, is located next door to an after-school recreation center, so these illegal activities were taking place within a short distance of young children," said Mark Woodward.
Sun Aldrich is being held on $100,000 bond at the Cleveland County jail on two counts of Solicitation of Prostitution within 1,000 feet of a school.
The Cleveland County DA's office says Aldrich is expected to face additional charges of Cocaine Trafficking, Illegal Possession of Drug Proceeds, and Unlawful Use of Wire Transfers.
According to Woodward, Aldrich routinely used wire transfers to disseminate thousands of dollars in illegal drug and prostitution proceeds across the United States and outside the country.
Woodward says the investigation continues.