A Rome woman and an Acworth man were arrested during an undercover prostitution sting by the Smyrna Police Department.
Smyrna investigators set up a sting operation based on a lead they discovered on the popular website; backpage.com. The website is similar to Craigslist and has become a popular place for adult erotic ads and sex trafficking.
The website was being used by Amanda Leigh Causey, 28, of Rome to place ads offering sexual services for money.
Undercover agents agreed to meet with Causey at the Comfort Inn and Suites, located at 2800 Highlands Parkway in Smyrna. When police arrived at the hotel they found a woman in the parking lot matching the description of the woman from the website. Police confronted Causey and arrested her on an outstanding warrant from another agency.
After police left the scene, hotel staff discovered a firearm while they were cleaning the room. When officers ran the serial number they discovered the gun was stolen from Dallas, Ga. in Paulding County.
While officers were waiting to obtain a search warrant for the room, Causey’s accomplice, Eathan Andrew Kuykendall, 35, of Acworth arrived on the scene. Kuykendall had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody on the warrant and they also tied him to being a party to the crime even though he was not a “John” or a customer, police had reason to believe that he was working with Causey.
Police recovered approximately 43 grams of methamphetamine, several bottles of testosterone, a firearm, syringes, a knife, scales, Viagra and adult paraphernalia.
Amanda Leigh Causey was charged with theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of schedule I and II drugs and trafficking methamphetamine.
Eathan Andrew Kuykendall, was charged with three counts of possession of with the intent to distribute controlled substances including schedule I and II drugs and methamphetamine, giving false information to a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Causey and Kuykendall remain in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center with no bond at the time of this publication.
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