Victoria woman arrested for prostitution

A Victoria homeless woman was arrested and charged with prostitution and attempting to destroy physical evidence involving drug use.

A VPD special crimes officer arrested 54-year- old Esmeralda Pena after police say she agreed to perform sexual acts on an undercover officer.

While being transported to the county jail, police say Pena attempted to destroy small bags of cocaine in her possession.

Pena is charged with prostitution, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and bringing a prohibited substance into a correction facility.