Date: October 4, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221 pager
7 Arrested During Undercover Operation Targeting Prostitution in Wabash Area

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives arrested 7 suspects October 3, 2000, during an undercover operation targeting prostitution activity in the area of Wabash and West Parker Street in Lakeland. During the undercover operation, the following were arrested and charged: 

* Joseph Michener, DOB 1/31/56, of 5370 2220 North Patterson St. in Lakeland, occupation: Lang Mack Trucking, charged with soliciting another to commit lewdness/prostitution. 

* Lynn Holland, DOB 10/27/31, of 3820 Link Rd. in Lithia, occupation: none, charged with soliciting another to commit lewdness/prostitution. 

* Virgil Fuller, DOB 11/10/64, of 2427 Cannon St. in Lakeland, occupation: Colorado Box Beef, charged with soliciting another to commit lewdness/prostitution. 

* Jimmie Nichols, DOB 11/29/31, of 5471 Pipes Rd. in Bartow, occupation: Jimmies Escort Service, charged with soliciting another to commit lewdness/prostitution. 

* Rocky Reeves, DOB 07/03/78, of 1903 Meadow Oak Circle in Polk City, occupation: Gulf Coast Pipeline, charged with soliciting another to commit lewdness/prostitution, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. 

* James Player, DOB 01/16/60, of 1104 W. Strickland Street in Plant City, occupation: Sea Harvest Restaurant, charged with soliciting another to commit lewdness/prostitution. 

* Barbara Graham, DOB 07/28/63, of 2030 W. Magnolia Street in Lakeland, occupation: Labor Force, charged with resisting an officer without violence. 

All suspects were arrested and booked into the Polk County jail. The investigation is continuing.

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