Two women were arrested after a La Vergne police officer recognized one one of the women as someone who had recently advertised her prostitution services online. After Officer Scott Hudgens recognized Sara Wallis when he saw her driving on Enterprise Blvd Saturday, he conducted a traffic stop for a registration violation. During that traffic stop, an investigation began that continued to a nearby hotel room at the Ramada Inn in La Vergne, where Katarina Long was found.
Officer Hudgens brought Wallis back to the hotel room where the investigation continued. In addition to online advertisements of the two suspects, both admitted to their involvement in prostitution, which coincided with the copious amounts of lingerie strewn about the room.
Several needles, pills, and meth were all found in open view in the room rented by Wallis & Long. A search of the room was performed resulting in the seizure of various pieces of paraphernalia, multiple used and unused needles, nearly 100 pills of various types, a small amount of methamphetamine, and several hundreds of dollars believed to be proceeds from the act of prostitution. A search of the vehicle driven by Wallis was also performed after a drug dog alerted to the odor of narcotics about the vehicle. That search produced additional items of paraphernalia.
Both females were booked into the Rutherford County jail. Wallis is charged with promoting prostitution, possession of a schedule 2 drug, & possession of a prescription drug without a prescription. Long is charged with the same charges plus an additional charge of possession of a schedule 4 drug.