Date: March 23, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Sterling Ivey, (863) 534-6377 or 819-0221, pager

9 Arrested During Investigation Targeting Prostitution

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives, arrested 9 suspects Friday, March 23, 2001, during an undercover operation targetingprostitution activity in the New Tampa Highway area of Lakeland. During the undercover operation, the following were arrested and charged:

Tammy Turbin, DOB 6/14/65, of 2928 Old Tampa Highway in 
Lakeland, no employer, charged with Soliciting Another 
to Commit Prostitution.

Delicia Murray, DOB 12/20/69, of 2928 Old Tampa Highway 
in Lakeland, no employer, charged with Soliciting 
Another to Commit Prostitution.

James Fries, DOB 10/16/38, of 1975 Forrest Park St. in 
Lakeland, employed by Mid State Machine, charged with 
Soliciting Another to Commit Prostitution.

Michael Lang, DOB 1/20/65, of 121 Ave. G SW in Winter 
Haven, employed by Protocol charged with Soliciting 
Another to Commit Prostitution, Possession of 
Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Irvin Cruz, DOB 10/28/79, of 812 East 30th St. in Zolfo 
Springs, employed by the Department of Children and 
Families, charged with Soliciting Another to Commit 
Prostitution.

Dennis Black, DOB 9/23/75, of 1442 Shore Acres Dr. in 
Lakeland, employed by Big Lots, charged with Soliciting 
Another to Commit Prostitution.

Jose Quintana, DOB 11/4/72, of 2212 Yeats St. in 
Lakeland, employed by Baker Construction, charged with 
Soliciting Another to Commit Prostitution.

Wayne Powell, DOB 1/21/48, of 1322 Summit Chase in 
Lakeland, employed by Alcoa, charged with Soliciting 
Another to Commit Prostitution.

Glen Baldwin, DOB 9/9/62, of 714 S. Evers St. in Plant 
City, employed by Bud's Poultry, charged with Soliciting
Another to Commit Prostitution. 

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