By Jacob Sturm
A Mustang mayor and school board member was arrested last week as part of a prostitution sting.
Jeffrey Landrith, 51, was arrested Jan. 11 at a hotel in Edmond after police say he agreed to pay an undercover officer for sex acts.
The arrest was part of a joint operation between the Oklahoma City Police Department Vice Enforcement Unit, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Edmond Police Department. The investigation targeted prostitution customers.
As part of their investigation, advertisements were posted online by undercover officers, and a hotel room in Edmond was used.
A police report stated that Landrith contacted an undercover officer and agreed to pay $200 for sex acts from who he thought was a prostitute. He allegedly met with the undercover officer at the hotel and verbally agreed to pay the money again. He was subsequently arrested by Oklahoma City police.
Landrith was transported to the Oklahoma County Jail and booked on a complaint of purchasing prostitution and use of a computer to violate state statute. His vehicle was also impounded.
He also resigned from his position on the school board Tuesday and will not be running for reelection in the upcoming cycle.
Landrith served as the Mayor of Mustang from May of 2006 until May of 2012. He has served on the school board since 2013.
A Mustang Public Schools spokesperson confirmed that Landrith had resigned his school board position Tuesday for “personal reasons” and would not be seeking reelection