Dorian Hargrove 11:30 a.m., Dec. 5
Strip club raided in Lemon Grove
Business accused of facilitating drug sales, prostitution
Sheriff's deputies last night (August 22) conducted a raid at Little Darlings Gentlemen's Club on Broadway in Lemon Grove, which resulted in the arrest of three employees.
Local residents have long complained of prostitution, illegal drug use and sales occurring on the property. Over an eight-month period, detectives from the Narcotics Task Force conducted twelve undercover operations. On eight of those occasions, dancers or other club employees sold narcotics to the undercover agents, who also "witnessed or were solicited for lewd and lascivious acts for money." Detectives were also sold alcohol during their visits, despite the club not being licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
Last night a search warrant and four arrest warrants were served at the club shortly before 11 p.m. During a search, deputies seized an undisclosed amount of narcotics, some of which were packaged for sale. One employee was arrested for drug possession, another for possession with intent to sell, and a third on an outstanding warrant.
The investigation is still underway, and the Sheriff's Department says more arrests are likely forthcoming.
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