Friday, March 20, 2009

High-rollers secret club raided thanks to CrimeStoppers tip

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

The rich just can't get a break these days, even their Las Vegas-style hidey-holes are being taken away by the government.

The police investigation continues into a West Charlotte club raided earlier this month by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Patrons were not arrested, though the Charlotte Observer reports at least one person present at the time of the raid was a former NFL player.

The initial membership charge was $1,500 with $50-$100 due at the door. Sex and drugs were available upon request.

An aging warehouse on a back way to the airport became a secret late-night gambling haunt, offering sex, drugs and big-stakes card games to high-rolling customers – including former professional sports stars.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police raided the place off Wilkinson Boulevard, known on the street as “The Club,” earlier this month and seized about $40,000 in cash. Police made three arrests.

Before the raid, an informant sketched a scene for police investigators of high-stakes gamblers paying for on-demand sex and drugs, according to a court affidavit recently released to the public and used to obtain a search warrant.

Read the rest of this Charlotte Observer article here.

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