A prostitution sting operation in Punta Gorda ended up with 7 people being arrested.

Police say they set up the operation at an area hotel and made the arrests on Monday.

All seven face prostitution charges and two of those also face drug charges.

Authorities say an eighth person was arrested on drug charges and for driving with a suspended license.

Punta Gorda Police say that they will conduct future operations to prevent other internet-based crimes from occurring within city limits