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What's worse, authorities say sometimes prostitutes find themselves in situations they weren't bargaining for.
Two people meet in a hotel room to make an illegal deal. Law enforcers say the scene on this surveillance video happens all too often.
Prostitution is simply a misdemeanor. Miller says it would take at least 6 officers to pull off a effective sting like this. Investigators say when the sun goes down, under the 14th street bridge in Pascagoula is a popular place for those practicing the world's oldest profession.
That's what we see a lot of," Miller says. Authorities would love to put them out of business, but they say getting drug dealers off the street is a higher priority. Miller says the majority of prostitution they run into in this county is directly involved with drugs.
Most drug charges are felonies. It's something that we at the task force don't work on a daily basis, but we do run into it," says Jackson County Drug Task Force Commander Louie Miller. Miller says it makes more sense to put their manpower towards a more serious crime.