In a large scale joint undercover operation, Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations units arrested and charged 36 people on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Latino Night Club located at 1325 N. Combee Road in Lakeland. The operation was in response to ongoing complaints of criminal activity at the night club.
During the operation, two undercover
detectives entered the night club accompanied by two underage operatives.
Once inside, the underage operatives purchased alcohol from bartenders.
Uniformed detectives then entered the night club and located numerous
underage persons in
During the investigation, the following were arrested and charged:
A total of 36 people were arrested on various charges including Possession of Fraudulent Identification Cards, DUI, Possession of Open Container of Alcohol, Possession of Alcohol by a Person Under 21, Resisting Without Violence; Trespass and various traffic citations.
The joint investigation and operation included the PCSO Vice Unit, MAGTAF, Traffic Unit, Echo Platoons, Tactical Drug Unit, Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Unit, Auto Theft Unit and Auxillary Unit and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco. The investigation is continuing.
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