8 arrested in St. Mary's County prostitution bust

A prostitution bust led to the arrests of eight people in Southern Maryland.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said detectives communicated with suspected prostitutes and clients online. Authorities say the individuals met up with an undercover officer, exchanged money for sex, and were arrested for violations related to prostitution.

The following people were arrested:

DeAndre Timothy Pickeral, age 25, of Lusby, Md.

Robert Walter Lada, age 24, of California, Md.

Timothy Dwane Stone, age 50, of Huntingtown, Md.

Thomas Doc Dougherty, age 35, of Mechanicsville, Md.

Charles Ronald Owens, age 30, of Leonardtown, Md.

Anthony Lawrence Woody, Jr., age 45, of Waldorf, Md.

Christine Denine Ford, age 28, of Temple Hills, Md.

Hannah Louis Poage AKA Hannah Waters, age 23, of Towson, Md.