A 22-year-old Forestville woman - who identified herself as "Bubbles" to Maryland State Police - was arrested along with two men Thursday and charges with selling sex, marijuana and fireworks from a recreation van along I-95 in northeast Maryland, state police said yesterday.
Police said they confiscated a "large amount of marijuana" and $2,000 worth of fireworks from a blue recreation van that was stopping at restaurants along the highway.
Police said their investigation was prompted by complaints from a truck driver that he was approached by two men at North Restaurant in Northeast and "offered sex for $15."
Describing the van as a "whorehouse on wheels," police said it was equipped with wall-to-wall carpeting, curtains and a bed.
"It was really dingy," said one state policeman, who remarked: "They had a low overhead."
Police, who had not determined how long the mobile bordello allegedly had been in the area, said the "traveling organization" catered mostly to truck drivers.
Police said the van had stopped at Maryland House near Aberdeen, North Restaurant and other restaurants in Harford and Cecil counties along 1-95.
Pauline (Bubbles) Dixon of 6200 Surrey Sq. was charged with prositution for allegedly soliciting customers at North Restaurant. She was, also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of fireworks with intent to distribute.
Also arrested were Don Giroux, 46, of Ortonville, Mich., and Thomas Korb, 21, of Fairfax. They were charged with conspiracy to commit prostitution, possession of marijuana and possession of fireworks with intent to distribute.
The trio, according to police, were being held in lieu of bond at Harford County jail.