A sting gives some prostitutes the red light.

U.S. Marshals and Utica Police worked together to put five women behind bars during a week-long operation.

The following women, ranging in age from twenty-four to almost fifty, were arrested on charges of prostitution:

  • Shanta Blue, 24, of Cassville
  • Susan Christman, 49, of Utica
  • Shannon Izzo, 33, of Whitesboro
  • Amanda Nemcek, 31, of Whitesboro
  • Brooke Smith, 38, of Utica