Ohio adult club loses liquor license after agents buy drugs, lap dances with food stamps
HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - An adult lounge in Ohio is losing its liquor license at the end of the business day today because it exchanged drugs and lap dances for food stamps.
The Ohio Liquor Control Commission revoked Sharky's Lounge's license, according to the Ohio Investigative Unit.
Agents with the OIU had began investigating Twenty Two Fifty, Inc. which is also known as Sharky's in May 2017. During the investigation, agents say they were able to use food stamps to procure drugs and lap dances.
During the five-month long investigation, agents exchanged more than $2,000 worth of food stamps to buy heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, methamphetamine and lap dances.
Criminal charges were filed against employees and patrons for drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, aggravated shipment and distribution of heroin, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and illegal sexual activity.
This is the second adult entertainment club that has had its liquor permit revoked as a result of investigation by the Ohio Investigative Unit. Nearby club The Harem had its liquor license revoked in May 2018.