NEW BEDFORD - Police have arrested a woman after she was found offering to engage in sex for a fee.

New Bedford Police were conducting a surveillance operation on Collette Street just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when they say Melissa Bennett, 38, of New Bedford offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for money.

Bennett was arrested by detectives from the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau and was charged with offering to engage in sex for a fee and possession of a Class B drug after police found a suboxone strip in her possession.