For the second time this year a Dayton bar has been shut down for exchanging food stamps for drugs and lap dances. Ohio Liquor Control Commission agents started investigating Sharkey’s bar in May. Over the last five months agents used more than $2400 in food stamps to buy heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, methamphetamines and lap dances from the bar staff.
Additionally, criminal charges were filed against clients and employees for drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, aggravated shipment and distribution of heroin, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and illegal sexual activity. There were also 44 administrative charges brought forward to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission including drug possession, drug sales, engaging in sexual activity, food stamp trafficking and solicitation.