MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A multi-agency effort led to the arrests of three people on charges of prostitution.

Stephanie Clark, 34, of Morgantown; Erica Herrod, 38, of Monongalia County; and Clara Ernest, 25, of Tampa, Florida and of Morgantown are all facing charges of prostitution.

The three were arraigned Tuesday and are all in North Central Regional Jail.

The Mon Metro Drug Task Force, Harrison County Drug Task Force, the DEA, and the Morgantown Police Department all worked in conjunction to make the arrests.

According to a press release from the City of Morgantown, the agencies are working together in an effort to “focus on identifying, locating, and prosecuting those individuals that subject others to servitude through the sex trades.”

The West Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force also assisted in the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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