Five arrested in prostitution, drug raid in Warren

The Detroit News
Michael Martin Depew

Warren police officials on Friday announced the arrests of five people on prostitution and drug charges in a series of stings aimed at cleaning up the neighborhoods of crime.

Police Commissioner William Dwyer said officers received a tip that a Warren home in the 6100 block of 10 Mile was running a house of prostitution and drug sales. That's when the department sent in an undercover officer to help make a case that resulted in the arrests.

Drugs such as cocaine, crack and meth were obtained in the search and seizure of the property, the commissioner said.

Theron Lewellyn Mosley

Dwyer said the arrests are part of a program started a few years ago called People Against Illegal Drugs or PAID, which pays for information to help police nab people connected to narcotics and prostitution activity in neighborhoods across the city.

These arrest follows the Operation Crusade raid last week which netted the arrests of 35 people for human trafficking and other charges.

"This is an major effort to take care of the drug problem in a neighborhood where people do not obviously want a drug house or prostitution next door to them and where their children are out in front," Dwyer said.

Kristen Abdenour

"It's our efforts to keep the neighborhoods clean and with the help of citizens."

Those arrested on felony prostitution, possession of cocaine and use of a computer to commit a crime charges are Kristen Abdenour, 49, of Warren; Shila AnnMarie Marnick, 38, of Warren, and Lindsey Ann Krantz, 25, of Hazel Park. Bond for Abdenour was set at $100,000, while Martnick and Krantz both are held on $60,000 bond, according to the Warren Police Department.

Michael Martin Depew, 44, of Detroit was arrested on charges of delivery methamphetamine, a 20-year felony, delivery of cocaine and disorderly person loitering at house of ill fame, a misdemeanor.

Shila AnnMarie Martnick

His bond was set at $150,000.

Also arrested in Friday's raid was Theron Lewellyn Mosley, 45, of Mount Clemens, who faces a charge of possession of cocaine at less than 25 grams, a four-year felony, and disorderly person loitering at house of ill fame.

He received a $30,000 bond.

All were being arraigned at 37th District court in Warren, Dwyer said.

Lindsey Ann Krantz