Jasper, AL

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Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Jasper is a city of approximately 14,000 residents, located in Walker County in northern Alabama. On May 27, 2010, members of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) conducted a street-level reverse sting outside one of the city’s motels, using an undercover female officer as a decoy.  The operation resulted in the arrest of  four johns, all of whom had their names and other identifying information released to the media. When asked by local news outlets about commercial sex sales in Jasper, one NET officer stated that “prostitution is something rarely [seen] in the county, but it does happen from time to time, [and] it is something that breeds other problems like drugs… [it is the WCSO’s hope that] people will hear about this arrest and if they are thinking about doing it, they will think twice.”

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State Alabama
Type City
Population 13978
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