A Seattle escort agency operator has been arrested on drug charges and faces up to 15 years in prison after a police investigation into her alleged involvement in a drug trafficking operation.
Police said officers were called to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Washington Medical Center, on Capitol Hill, on Friday afternoon, after a woman was found suffering from apparent dehydration and suspected drug overdoses.
The woman had allegedly refused to take her medications and was placed in an ambulance, which was sent to the hospital.
Officers later arrived at the hotel where the woman was staying and found she had been arrested.
“Officers spoke to a witness who reported hearing the ambulance was on its way and saw the woman in the parking lot, but the witness declined to give his name,” said Sergeant Brian Miller of the Seattle Police Department.
“The officer then interviewed the woman and determined that she was under arrest.”
Police said the woman, who was identified as 27-year-old Laura Ledo, had a lengthy criminal history including convictions for armed robbery, drug possession and resisting arrest.
“She was also under investigation for a drug-related incident involving an officer,” Sergeant Miller said.
“After the incident was complete, she was placed into custody and transported to the King County Jail.”
Ledo has been charged with one count of trafficking cocaine, one count each of drug possession with intent to deliver and possessing cocaine with intent.
The King County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of the arrest and is currently conducting an internal investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information about Ledo’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or text 274637.