Ten Arrested In Prostitution Sting At Choctaw Nation Casino In LeFlore County
POTEAU, Oklahoma - The Choctaw Nation says ten people were arrested in an overnight prostitution sting at their casino in Pocola.
John Hobbs, director of security for the Choctaw Nation says four men who were looking for sex at the casino were arrested as well as six women.
Hobbs said the multi-jurisdictional operation was a successful joint effort between the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Department of Homeland Security, Le Flore County Sheriff's Office, Le Flore County District Attorney Investigators and Sebastian County Sheriff's Office..
"We want to provide a safe environment for people to come and have entertainment," said John Hobbs. "Everyone should be aware that the Choctaw Nation Public Safety Department is constantly monitoring for illegal activities on or near our properties, and we will take action if illegal activities occur."
The Pocola casino is located in Oklahoma, but one of its parking lots is across the state line in Arkansas.
Six of those arrested were taken to the LeFlore County jail in Poteau and four were booked into the Sebastian County jail in Fort Smith, Arkansas.