Undercover Strip Club Sting Leads To Multiple Arrests

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 7:14 pm
By: News 9

An undercover sting operation led to multiple arrests at a strip club in Valley Brook.

La Nude, featuring fully nude dancers, is not allowed to serve alcohol on the premises.

A two-month investigation conducted by the Valley Brook Police Department found the club was trying to skirt the law by serving fruit infused with alcohol.

Officers raided the club on March 4 and arrested owner, Collen Hutto; manager, Michael Strothmann; and bartender, Diana Reed.

Valley Brook police Chief Mike Stamp said a concerned citizen first came forward with a complaint against the club.

During the undercover operation, an officer posed as a customer and said he was offered or served alcoholic beverages on four different occasions.

Stamp said the alcohol was infused in gummy bears and fruit.

"We actually collected a sample during the sting and sent it to OSBI," Stamps said. The items tested positive for alcohol.

The club is also accused of serving alcohol to a minor who was working undercover with police.

Hutto refused to comment.

The City of Valley Brook is expected to review the status of the club's business license later this month