Wylam illegal dance club busted

By WBRC staff

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham Police said Tuesday it arrested 20 people at an illegal club in Wylam.

In a statement to FOX6 News, Birmingham Police said officers from the Vice-Narcotics Unit, Birmingham CRT and the West Precinct Task Force conducted a vice operation Friday at the club located on Erie Street.  Detectives had received complaints of an illegal club operating there and, during their investigation, detectives found several illegal violations, including nude dancing.

Police said 20 people were arrested for a variety of charges, including doing business without a license and unlawful possession of marijuana and controlled substances.  Five people were also arrested on outstanding warrants.

Police said a handgun and shotgun were confiscated during the operation along with Xanex pills and marijuana.

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