Boardman police: Woman arrested during undercover sex sting

Tara Meta is charged with soliciting prostitution, escape, possession criminal tools and drug paraphernalia

Tara Meta, charged with prostitution in Boardman. This is a newer mug shot.
BOARDMAN: Arrested Aug. 15 - Tara Meta, 43, arrested on a warrant and additionally charged with soliciting prostitution, escape, possession of criminal tools, and drug paraphernalia

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman police say a woman suspected of prostitution tried to jump out of a window during her arrest as part of an undercover sting.

Tuesday night, a confidential informant met 43-year-old Tara “Tammy” Meta at the Red Roof Inn after arranging a meeting with her, according to a police report. Police said the informant recorded a phone call with Meta in which they discussed sexual activity for money.

Meta told the informant to meet her at the hotel and requested that the informant bring her a Diet Pepsi, according to a police report.

When officers arrived at the hotel after the informant paid Meta, they said she admitted there was a crack pipe in her purse. While searching the room, Meta managed to slip the handcuffs and tried to jump out of the second story window, according to a police report.

Officers were able to pull her back into the room before she jumped. She told police that she jumped in a suicide attempt, according to the report.

Meta was taken to the hospital and released on a summons to appear in court.

Police said a search of the hotel room uncovered three cell phones, 43 condoms, a planner with names and dollar amounts, a crack pipe and $10.

Police said Meta, who was also wanted on a parole violation, is charged with soliciting prostitution, escape, possession criminal tools and drug paraphernalia.

She’s expected to appear in court on Thursday.

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