An undercover prostitution operation conducted by the Columbia Police Department resulted in the arrests of 10 men, including the police chief of the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety.
CPD officers say the Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit, along with North and Metro Regions Community Response Teams, conducted the operation Friday at a hotel in the Greystone Boulevard area.
WIS is told Freddie Lorick Sr. identified himself to officers during the arrest as being the police chief of the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety. Lorick requested medical attention during the arrests and was transported by EMS to a local hospital.
Officers say the men arrested ranged in age from 29 to 59 years old. All of the men were charged with soliciting for prostitution and one of the men was hit with an extra charge of cocaine possession.
Below is a list of all the men arrested:
William Garrett additional charge of possession of cocaine
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