POCOLA (KFSM) - Ten people are behind bars and facing charges after an overnight prostitution sting at the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, according to Deidre Elrod with the Choctaw Nation.
Elrod said four men who were looking for sex at the casino were arrested as well as two women who had been contacted online for prostitution. There were another four women arrested on the casino floor, Elrod said.
According to John Hobbs, Director of Public Safety for Choctaw Nation, the sting has been in the works for the past few months. Hobbs said this is all part of keeping the casino safe. " We provide a safe environment for people to come, " said Hobbs. "We want to provide a safe environment for people to come and have entertainment."
The case is being handled by Arkansas and Oklahoma authorities. Of the ten arrested, six are in jail in LeFlore County, and four are being held in Sebastian County.