Tucson police: Strip club workers sold drugs to customers

2013-04-12T18:36:00Z 2013-04-13T17:09:32Z Tucson police: Strip club workers sold drugs to customersAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Police are investigating workers at a Tucson strip club after receiving a tip that employees were selling cocaine to customers.

Brian Tyra, a 36-year-old doorman at Club Turbulence was arrested and booked into the Pima County jail Friday — four months after the investigation began, said Sgt. Chris Widmer in a news release.

Tyra is facing three counts of unlawful possession of a narcotic drug for sale.

A search warrant was served at the club near Tucson International Airport at 6608 S. Tucson Blvd., Thursday with the assistance of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.

The investigation is ongoing and more employee arrests are expected, Widmer said.

The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses is looking at possibly shutting the club down.  

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