Bar loses liquor license after drugs, lap dances bought with food stamps

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An Ohio strip club has lost its liquor license after undercover agents were able to use food stamps to buy drugs and lap dances. 

According to the Dayton Daily News, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission began investigating Twenty Two Fifty Inc., also known as Sharkey’s Lounge, in May of last year. 

Agent-in-Charge Michelle Thourot told the News that during the investigation, agents exchanged roughly $2,400 in food stamp benefits to purchase heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, meth and lap dances.

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.

Agents also filed 44 administrate charges that included drug possession, drug sales, engaging in sexual activity, food stamp trafficking and solicitation.

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