Klamath pair arrested for alleged human trafficking
A pair of Klamath Falls residents facing prostitution charges in Jackson County have been implicated in a widespread human trafficking ring.
Javieon Martell Drum, 28, and Ahmanda Patrice Parke, 26, were arrested Friday on a warrant issued Thursday following their indictment on charges of compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution and human trafficking.
The indictment said Drum and Parke allegedly forced at least one female victim into prostitution during three separate incidents between Oct. 8 and Nov. 6 in Medford.
Medford police Lt. Kevin Walruff said he could not describe the age of the victim or her relationship to the suspects as their investigation remains ongoing.
Walruff said Drum and Parke were allegedly part of a human trafficking ring with roots in Medford and Bend and connections to Washington and Wyoming. He said police are not currently seeking additional suspects, but any victims or those with information about the case should call Detective Jim William at 541-774-2232.
Walruff said additional information is expected to be released at the conclusion of their investigation.
As of Monday a future court date had yet to be set for the suspects and they remained in custody of $225,000 bail. If found guilty they face up to 20 years in prison on the highest count.