Strip club that accepted food stamps for drugs, lap dances shut down

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DAYTON, Ohio (KRON) – A strip club in Ohio was shut down after police discovered that workers were accepting food stamps in exchange for drugs and lap dances. 

Ohio state police started the investigation into Sharky’s Lounge in May 2017, according to WTVO.

During the investigation, undercover officers were allegedly able to use food stamps to purchase drugs and lap dances. 

Officials say agents were able to exchange more than $2,400 in food stamps for drugs including heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil, methamphetamine, and lap dances. 

Police say the strip club’s liquor permit has been revoked and the business is now permanently closed. 

Several people have been charged; charges include drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, and illegal sexual activity. 

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