Lemon Grove Strip Club Hub for Prostitution, Drug Sales: Deputies - NBC Bay Area

Lemon Grove Strip Club Hub for Prostitution, Drug Sales: Deputies

Following an undercover operation, officials served warrants and made arrests at Little Darlings on Broadway



    San Diego County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant Thursday at a local strip club under investigation for an alleged drug and prostitution ring.

    Dancers and employees of a Lemon Grove strip club allegedly sold illegal drugs to undercover detectives, officials said.

    Law enforcement officers taking part in the 8-month undercover operation claim they were solicited for sexual acts for money or witnessed similar transactions.

    Detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and narcotics task force worked together to investigating the activities at the Little Darlings Strip Club on Broadway Avenue.

    Authorities entered the club just before 11 p.m. Thursday and served a search warrant and four arrest warrants.

    Inside the strip club, authorities recovered drugs and arrested 3 individuals.

    Officials say complaints from community members spurred the undercover operation.

    Allegations of prostitution and illegal drug sales were tied to a Lemon Grove strip club officials said.

    Because of evidence that was seized, officials say they anticipate more warrants and make more arrests in this case.

    Little Darlings remained open for business Friday.