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Two arrested in Eureka prostitution sting

Published On: Sep 19 2013 01:20:03 PM CDT

From left to right: Neesha Watts-Brown, 23; Angelicia Matheney, 27.

EUREKA, Calif. -

Eureka Police Department arrested two women during a prostitution sting on Wednesday night.

The officers had received several complaints from citizens who had seen some solicitation for prostitution online.

They then decided to investigate by doing a prostitution sting at a local motel. The officers contacted several women by phone.

Neesha Watts-Brown, 23, and Angelicia Matheney, 27, said they were operating out of a motel in Arcata but agreed to meet at the detectives’ locations.

When Watts-Brown and Matheney arrived, they were arrested and taken into custody.

They were both arrested for solicitation of prostitution and Watts-Brown was also booked for several outstanding warrants.