GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) - Three women, two from Gaithersburg, have been arrested and charged with prostitution, according to police.
Dtectives from the Gaithersburg Police Street Crimes Unit arrested Maria Puertas, 50, of 160 Street in Fresh Meadows, New York, and Brenda Hernandez, 39, and Fabiola Lira-Gomez, 39, of North Summit Drive in Gaithersburg on Thursday. All three have been charged with prostitution and possession of a controlled dangerous substance-not marijuana.
Detectives had received complaints from citizens and information from fellow officers about possible prostitution activity in the 400 block of North Summit Avenue. Investigators identified several males responding to the solicitation of women, and based on the information, obtained a search and seizure warrant.
Items such as condoms, advertising calling cards and over $3,000 in U.S. currency plus a quantity of cocaine were recovered.
Hernandez, Lira-Gomez, and Puertas are currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center without bond.