Six Arrested in Human Trafficking Sting

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Agents with the Bossier Sheriff/Police Combined Narcotics/Vice Task Force, as part of the Northwest Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force, assisted by FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Greenwood Police Department, conducted a Human Trafficking Sting Friday night that resulted in the arrests of six people.

Agents conducted the Human Trafficking operation in Bossier Parish March 6 in an effort to target “pimps, prostitutes, and johns,” according to task force leaders.   

The undercover operation resulted in six arrests – two pimps, two prostitutes, and two johns.   Three arrestees also had drug charges, as agents recovered marijuana, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), a firearm, and a vehicle.  One was also charged with resisting arrest.

Those arrested included:• Shaumichael Carter, 37, of the 3000 block of Dupont St., Shreveport.  Charged with Pandering, Promoting Prostitution, and Possession of Marijuana.  Bond is $5,001.• Kelsey Lawson, 23, of the 1800 block of Woodsman St., College Station, Texas.  Charged with Prostitution.  No bond – released RoR.• Jacorri Mason, 26, of the 500 block of 74th St. Shreveport.  Charged with Resisting Arrest w/Force, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of MDMA (ecstasy); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Prostitution (Solicitation).  Bond is $6,003.• Travis Rain, 23, of the 7700 block of Caddo St., Houston, Texas.  Charged with Resisting by Flight, Pandering, Promoting Prostitution, and Possession of Marijuana.  Bond is $16,000.• Juan Swope, 40, or the 3000 block of Desoto St., Shreveport.  Charged with Prostitution (Solicitation)• Stephanie Holder, 37, of the 6000 block of Thistle Lane, Keithville.  Charged with Prostitution (citation only, no booking photo)

“Human trafficking is a real issue!” emphasized Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “We as members of the Northwest Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force work tirelessly to combat prostitution, illegal drug activity, and suspects who exploit others to engage in sexual acts for money,” said Sheriff Whittington. 

Agents are continuing the investigation into human trafficking of the above arrests; further charges are possible.