“Although there have been strong suspicions for several years, through this investigation, law enforcement officers were able to directly observe significant drug trafficking and other illegal activity at New York, New York strip club. On one occasion, several customers were at the club waiting to buy cocaine,” Fornshell said.
An employee at the club Thursday afternoon declined to comment. It appeared workers were showing up for their shifts.
In December 2016, plain-clothes law enforcement officers began an investigation into reported drug trafficking activity at New York, New York strip club in Franklin. On multiple occasions, officers observed Reese, the night manager at the club, provide cocaine to Rogers, a dancer with the stage name “Giselle.” She would then sell the cocaine to customers. At least one drug trafficking transaction occurred directly in front of Butterfield, the day manager. Reese and N.Y.N.Y., Inc. were also charged with misdemeanor counts for permitting nude dancing after midnight in violation of Ohio law.
Also as part of the investigation, two other dancers at New York, New York – Allison “Cash” Hindy, 24, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Brandi “Camden” Hatter, 21, of Franklin, were previously charged with prostitution for engaging in sexual activity for hire while working on the premises. Earlier this year, Hindy and Hatter both pleaded guilty in Franklin Municipal Court.
N.Y. N.Y., Inc., Reese, Rogers, and Butterfield have not been scheduled for arraignment yet in Warren County Common Pleas Court, Fornshell said.