Grenada man arrested on human trafficking charges

A Grenada man has been arrested on human trafficking charges. 

23-year-old Nicholas Pittman is charged with promoting prostitution and conspiracy to commit robbery after a joint operation led by the Northeast and Northwest Mississippi Human Trafficking Taskforce. 

Nicholas Pittman. Courtesy of OPD

According to the Oxford Police Department, the operation took place on February 8th, and Pittman was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center with a $25,000 bond. 

The operation also resulted in several other misdemeanor arrests for procuring prostitution. 

“The Oxford Police Department is committed to working with our Human Trafficking Taskforces to combat this serious issue,” OPD said in a statement. “We want to especially thank our team of victim support services that provided medical and counseling assistance to our victims”

The Oxford Police Department extended a special thank you to the FBI, MBI, MDOT, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Lafayette County Metro Narcotics, Southaven Police Department, Hernando Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Forrest County Sheriff’s Department, and The Center for Violence Prevention for assisting in the operation.

If you suspect someone is being trafficked, you can call the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. If you are a victim of human trafficking and need assistance contact The Center for Violence Prevention at 1-800-266-4198 for victim’s services.