An online ad and a Shelton hotel room lead to a prostitution and drug bust

A Roxbury woman has been arrested by Shelton police on prostitution and drug charges at a Shelton hotel following an online prostitution sting.

Tammra Emmons, 40, of Roxbury was charged March 19 with prostitution, illegal possession of crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest stems from complaints of online prostitution occurring in hotels. Shelton Police Department detectives began an investigation with the assistance of the State Police.

Shelton detectives responded to an online ad and set up a meeting with Emmons at a Shelton hotel located on Bridgeport Avenue, police said.

At the hotel, Emmons and an undercover officer allegedly agreed upon a fee in exchange for a sexual act.

Police: Drugs found in hotel room

The suspect then was placed under arrest. Officers located crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the room, police said.

Emmons was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in on April 2.  Roxbury, where she lives, is a mostly affluent, small town in lower Litchfield County.

The Connecticut State Police’s Statewide Organized Crime Investigative Task Force assisted in the investigation that led to Emmons’ arrest.

Anyone with information about any illegal activity is asked to call the Shelton Detective Bureau at 203-924-1544. Calls may be confidential.