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2 arrested on prostitution charges

By Staff Writer
Published On: Jul 18 2013 01:03:28 PM CDT
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Anjineatte Welch, left, and Chrishaunna Tolliver

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Two women were arrested on prostitution charges in Idaho Falls this week.

Chrishaunna Tolliver, 22, of Seattle, was arrested around 1:30 p.m.Tuesday after undercover officers made contact with her in a room at the Hotel on the Falls. Officers said she had agreed to exchange sexual favors for cash. Police also found marijuana in the room.

Tolliver was arrested on charges of prostitution and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Another woman in the room, identified as Brittany Davis, 26, of Las Vegas, was arrested on a charge of frequenting a place where drugs were being used.

Around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Anjineatte Welch, 29, of Orangeville, Calif., was found in another room at the hotel under similar conditions. Welch was arrested on charges of prostitution and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Bonneville County Sgt. Jeff Edwards said the women had placed ads in the "escort" section of Backpage.com.

The arrests were part of an investigation by a joint Idaho Falls-Bonneville County law enforcement investigation unit.

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