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7 Detectives Spend $700 In Strip Club Sting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs authorities are defending assigning seven detectives to spend $700 at a strip club as part of a liquor compliance audit and prostitution sting.

The Gazette reports that PT’s Showclub surrendered its liquor license on April 28. A March 5 audit found alcohol violations but no prostitution after detectives solicited sex for money.

Colorado Springs Lt. John Godsey heads the multi-agency Metro, Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Unit. He says the $700 came from money seized in other undercover investigations.

Godsey says $100 per police and sheriff detectives trying to blend in seems about right for a gentleman’s club. An attorney for the club says the owners voluntarily surrendered the club’s liquor license.

The club is now all nude and doesn’t serve liquor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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