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Strip club employees arrested in undercover sting

arrestLEMON GROVE — An eight-month undercover investigation into drugs and prostitution at a Lemon Grove strip club netted three arrests, with more likely, authorities said Friday.

Detectives made the arrests Thursday night at the Little Darlings Strip Club at 8290 Broadway Avenue, according to San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Hank Turner.

One employee was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, a second on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale and a third in connection with an outstanding arrest warrant, he said in a statement.

According to Turner, the investigation was prompted by a number of community complaints about illegal drug use, drug sales and acts of prostitution at the business.

“Detectives conducted about a dozen undercover operations over the last eight months,” Turner said. “Dancers and employees sold and supplied undercover detectives with narcotics or drugs on eight separate occasions. Undercover detectives also witnessed or were solicited for lewd and lascivious acts for money.”

Undercover detectives also allegedly saw repeated licensing violations, including the sale of alcohol to undercover detectives without identification.

“The investigation into Little Darlings will continue as detectives examine evidence seized at the location and plan to seek additional arrest warrants for other criminal activities,” Turner said, adding that detectives found drugs on the premises, some of it packaged for sale.

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7 Comments to “Strip club employees arrested in undercover sting”

    guest said:
    August 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    haaaaa yea it took 8 months…!! reminds me of the case against Mae West and her play .. 'Sex'. it took repeated visits from local vice squad until they decided it was vulgar etc and shut it down.

    hope they enjoyed the show & etc.

      John said:
      August 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      Ok, Sherlock just what would a keen eyed investigator like you do?

    Biffle said:
    August 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    What do u call 4 Lil darling strippers sitting at the bar?? … A full set of TEETH!! … HA HA HA.gotta luv that. east county dental .. Freggin aka meth mouth ..So Blurple ** Biffle** and I'm out!

      Guest said:
      May 13, 2014 at 5:57 AM

      I remember some years ago it took SD Vice another 8 or 10 month "investigation" to determine that the dancers at Les Girls or The Body Shop were "too close" to the audience when they were performing. Good job boys. That must have been a real brain racker of an investigation! Bet they went home exhausted every night.

    Guest said:
    June 24, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Your tax dollars at work. Awesome.

    gdogncbd said:
    July 15, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    we are on a undercover sting operation 5 nights a week at the strip club, and from the looks of it …it could be a lengthy amount of time before we can wrap this thing up….gotta run my lap dance is ready….lol

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