Man accused of prostitution, possession of meth following Pokagon Police operation

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested for prostitution and possession of methamphetamine during an investigation into prostitution by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Police Department, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Jose Guzman, 35, was arrested on one count of prostitution and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

On March 8, officers performed a law enforcement operation based out of a South Bend hotel.

As part of the investigation, officers reviewed a social media website known to offer prostitution services and found an advertisement allegedly posted by Guzman.

Police know Guzman as a prostitute from a previous law enforcement operation, according to reports.

An officer acting as a decoy messaged Guzman over text saying he was interested in Guzman's advertisement and Guzman agreed to perform an acronym known to mean sex in exchange for money, reports said.

Guzman agreed to meet at a specific room in the hotel and was detained as soon as he knocked on the room's door, police said.

Guzman allegedly told police he posted ads online to meet people but said he didn't understand the acronyms that were discussed over text.

During his arrest, officers searched Guzman and found a small amount of a white, powdery substance on his person that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to reports.

Guzman allegedly admitted to using methamphetamine.

A cash bond was posted on his behalf on Tuesday.

Guzman's initial hearing is scheduled for April 13.

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