Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mississippi woman and a West Monroe man on prostitution-related charges last week during an undercover operation targeting illegal prostitution at a Monroe hotel.
Two of the suspects arrested included Jill Allyson Norman, 38, of 1182 Norman Road, Newton, Miss., and Stefano Salgari, 34, of 500 Main St., Apt. 203, West Monroe.
Deputies arrested Salgari for soliciting for prostitution after using a cooperating witness to make a monitored telephone call to Salgari. During the monitored telephone conversation, deputies observed the cooperating witness make arrangements for Salgari to come to a hotel room to have sex for $200.
When Salgari arrived in the room, he agreed again to have sex with the cooperating witness for $200, according to the May 10 arrest report. Salgari took $200 from his pocket and laid it on the bed, according to the report.
Deputies took Salgari into custody and booked him at Ouachita Correctional Center on the above charge.
Deputies arrested Norman for soliciting for prostitution among other drug charges after having an undercover deputy make contact with Norman across telephone. During the telephone exchange, Norman agreed to charge $175 for one hour of intercourse and to meet at a hotel room at Days Inn on Frontage Road in Monroe, according to the May 10 arrest report.
Norman was taken into custody when she arrived. She admitted to agreeing to charge the deputy $175 for one hour of intercourse. She said she has been working as a prostitute for six years and has stayed at the Monroe hotel for two days, charging people for intercourse.
When asked about possession of illegal items, Norman told deputies she had Dilaudid tablets. During a search of her hotel room, deputies found one gram of heroin, four grams of methamphetamine, two grams of marijuana, 11 Dilaudid tablets, and three loaded syringes.
She claimed ownership of the drugs and said they were for her personal use.
She was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on suspicion of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Dilaudid, possession of marijuana, and soliciting for prostitutes.