Commissioner plans to propose nightclub crackdown

Shelby County Commissioners plan to crack down on adult nightclubs in Memphis by stopping alcohol sales.

County Commissioner Mike Ritz will introduce the proposal, which would not only shut off alcohol sales at adult nightclubs, but would also require clubs to get their licenses from a board of citizens, and require permits for all club employees.

The proposal comes in the wake of several strip club busts in Memphis.  Agents raided Platinum Plus and Tunica Cabaret last year as part of Operation "Last Call."  Investigators arrested dozens of people on drug, gun, and prostitution charges.

The ordinance is scheduled to be on the County Commission's agenda next month.

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