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Strippers at famed Bronx strip club arrested for selling cocaine to undercover cops

July 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Strippers at famed Bronx strip club arrested for selling cocaine to undercover cops

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Customers made it rain while strippers made it snow at Sin City, a well-known Bronx strip club.

New York City Police raided the South Bronx jiggle joint often frequented by celebrities such as 50 Cent, T-Pain, Rob Kardashian and Odell Beckham Jr., on Thursday, located less than a mile from Yankee Stadium, arresting members of the security staff and exotic dancers for selling cocaine to undercover cops.

NYPD officials announced charges aginst nine strippers and bouncers who worked at the Sin City Cabaret located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx for allegedly selling $22,000-worth of cocaine to undercover cops, according to the New York Daily News.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said on nearly two dozen occasions starting in Dec. 2014, detectives purchased cocaine from strip club employees over the course of the investigation. Narcotics investigators said the suspects even sold individual doses rolled in a dollar bill for the inflated price of $100.

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Strippers sold the drug directly to undercover cops since December 2014. (NYPD)

Police arrested five of the jiggle joint’s pole dancers identified as Jasmine Edmonds, Blair Padilla, Claudia de la Rosa, Joanna McCarthy and Rosanna De Brooks.

Three members of the security staff were also nabbed in the indictment, identified as Janae Ellis, Charles (Trouble) Percell, and Isaac Flores.

Police said a ninth defendant, Pamela Contreras, was the alleged drug supplier who lived with one of the dancers.

Contreras was busted in the process of selling 200 grams of blow worth $11.500 to an undercover cop at a McDonald’s parking lot in the Norwood section of the Bronx.

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Officials said, Contreras along with De La Rosa, who was arrested the same day at a nearby apartment made the largest drug sales.

All nine pleaded not guilty to cocaine distribution charges.

NYPD officials said detectives investigated Gus Drakopoulos, who runs the club but was not implicated in the bust.

Drakopoulos was indicted and pled guilty to insider trading charges in 2002.

Police sources said that although the conviction prohibits him from owning a business with a liquor license, the club lists his mother-in-law as the owner, which allows him to run the establishment.

Undercover cops posing as patrons were able to buy $22,000 in cocaine at Sin City Cabaret in Mott Haven since December 2014. (VICTOR CHU FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Undercover cops posing as patrons were able to buy $22,000 in cocaine at Sin City Cabaret in Mott Haven since December 2014. (VICTOR CHU FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Although the state seeks to revoke the strip joint’s liquor license, Sin City remains open and can serve alcohol.

By Thursday night, patrons who passed metal detectors were being greeted at the club by two topless hostesses.

“This is not a real bad club, and it’s caught up in something that is not really reflective of how they operate,” said Drakopoulos’ attorney, Martin Mehler.

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