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Ohio bar loses liquor license if food stamps are used for the purchase of drugs, lap dances

Sharkey’s Lounge, which had a liquor licence revoked on Thursday, after investigators from the Ohio Liquor Control Commission found that undercover agents were able to buy drugs and lap dances with food stamp benefits.

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An adult-entertainment bar in Ohio lost its liquor license this week after officials learned that food stamps were used to pay for drugs and lap dances.

Sharkey’s Lounge, which had a liquor licence revoked on Thursday, after investigators from the Ohio Liquor Control Commission found that undercover agents were able to buy drugs and lap dances with food stamp benefits, The Dayton Daily News reported.

During a five-month investigation, agents exchanged more than $2,400 in food stamps for heroin, fentanyl, carfentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine — and lap dances.

Criminal charges were filed against the employees and the customers of Sharkey’s, including drug and food stamp trafficking and illicit sexual activity, WLWT reported.

This is the second of the adult entertainment bar has lost its liquor permit from the Ohio Liquor Control Commission on the evidence of similar illegal activity.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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