2 Men Arrested at Motorama Motel for Prostitution

Ferndale Police arrested two men Tuesday night who were allegedly advertising as a transsexual escort service.

Two men were arrested at the in Ferndale on prostitution charges on Tuesday night.

At about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, a Ferndale Police officer stopped a man who he suspected was up to illegal activity in the motel. The man admitted to the officer that he went to the Motorama Motel at Eight Mile and Woodward in response to an online advertisement he found for transsexual escort services, according to a police report.

An undercover officer called the phone number advertised and arranged for he and another officer to meet a prostitute for services, according to the report. The officers went to the room and met with two individuals, who they arrested for prostitution.

Police said both men arrested also had several warrants on them for their arrest. Officers also reportedly found marijuana in the room.

On Wednesday afternoon, both men were charged with Possession of Marijuana and Prostitution. Magistrate Brennan set bond at $5,000 cash/surety each.

Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson said police have responded to similar issues at this motel in the past.

"We've had issues there," he said. "It's been quieter lately than it used to be, but it's definitely not your family type of hotel."

Wilson said the man initially stopped claimed he didn't do anything illegal and police had no evidence to prove otherwise. "So he was just sent on his way," Wilson said.

G-Money May 30, 2012 at 02:25 PM
He was sent on his way despite having warrants for his arrest? That doesn't sound right.
Xi Mills Ⓥ May 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM
The initial party was sent on his way. You know what also doesn't sound right? undercover cops answering escort ads and looking for pot. Probably if the police looked hard enough they could find crime with actual victims to protect.
Ferndale Resident May 30, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Prostitution and drugs at the Motorama? Shocking!
G-Money May 30, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Thanks Xi. I was a bit distracted while reading.
uknowimright May 31, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Try just parking your car at the Red Roof Inn at Crooks and M-59 over lunch hour and after dark. Place is full of cheaters and hoe's.


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