A Flowery Branch mother and daughter were arrested Friday and charged with prostitution following an investigation into Internet ads.
Rhonda Haugland, 56, and Andria Danielle Kipp, 27, were arrested after Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad investigators set up a sting operation.
“An undercover agent placed a call, based on the ad that the mother had posted, and a price was negotiated — U.S. currency in exchange for companionship or sexual favors,” said Lt. Scott Ware of the MANS unit.
The investigation involved the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Flowery Branch police, felony probation officers and the MANS unit. Ware said the investigation has been in place for less than a month.
Arrest warrants were obtained Thursday for a charge of obscene material distribution, relating to ads posted on Backpage.com dating as far back as October 2013.
The ads contained Kipp and Haugland “in various states of undress, partially nude, and in sexually provocative positions,” according to a MANS press release.
Haugland was charged with prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution and distribution of obscene materials.
Kipp was charged with prostitution, distribution of obscene materials, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a Superior Court probation warrant. At the time of the arrest, less than an ounce of marijuana was found on Kipp, police said.
Both were booked into the Hall County Jail.