Florida women arrested in Valdosta

Shawntearia Carter / Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

The Narcotics Unit of the Valdosta Police Department received a tip July 17 that led to the arrest of two Florida women.

Police say they received a tip from hotel employees at LaQuinta Inn and Suites on Clubhouse Drive in reference to suspicious activity involving two females that had checked in.

Detective conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Brielle Watkins from Orlando and Shawntearia Carter of Ocala.

Both face misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges while Watkins faces an additional charge of prostitution