Police Chief Joe Treviño said city detectives had received complaints of a woman soliciting customers on an Internet website and one detective scheduled a meeting with the woman.
She was taken into custody on a charge of prostitution on Jan. 29 at 10:29 p.m.
She was staying in a unit of the Motel 6 at 400 S. U.S. Highway 181 at the time.
Prostitution is a Class B misdemeanor and the woman could be fined $2,000 and sentenced to 180 days in the Bee County Jail if convicted.
Municipal Judge Joe Salinas set the defendant’s bond.
“It is unusual,” Treviño said of the charge. He said prostitution arrests almost never are made in Bee County. But he assured residents that BPD will continue to make prostitution arrests if someone reports that activity.
“If we get any information that this is happening, we will investigate it,” the chief said. “We’re not going to tolerate it.”
Treviño said those planning to engage in prostitution might want to go elsewhere.