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Prosecutors Trying to Seize Cars Used in Memphis Prostitution Sting

MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis authorities are attempting to seize at least 42 cars they say were used by drivers soliciting prostitutes.

Memphis Police and the District Attorney General's Office announced the arrests of 64 people Tuesday from the three-day prostitution sting.

Authorities say they will try to seize 39 cars from those charged with soliciting prostitutes, two from owners with revoked driver's licenses and one from a driver facing drug charges.

District Attorney General Bill Gibbons says if the cars were used in the commission of a crime, they are subject to seizure under state law.  Owners can seek a court hearing.

Police say 55 people are facing class A misdemeanor charges of patronizing prostitution because the arrests took place within one-and-a-half miles of schools.

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