Shelby County Sheriff's Investigators Raid Popular Restaurant

Shelby County Sheriff's Investigators Raid Popular Restaurant

There's one less place to party on Hacks Cross after a team of investigators raided Blu Restaurant on Tuesday night, closing the club down.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - There's one less place to party on Hacks Cross after a team of investigators raided Blu Restaurant on Tuesday night, closing the club down.

The raid came after Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich petitioned to close the club after a months-long investigation found "multiple instances of unlawful drug sales, violence, and crime at and around the location."

Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, deputies raid the restaurant on the 3800 block of Hacks Cross Road.

"Much of the illegal activity inside this business was committed by employees at this location," said Weirich. "This cannot be tolerated. The business' owner and its employees should be held to account."

The Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the club in January 2013. According to the Sheriff's Office, undercover investigators saw nine separate drug sales during business hours, including a disk jockey selling ecstasy and a bathroom attendant selling marijuana.

Investigators searched several cars with a drug-sniffing dog, and searched several restaurant patrons. Investigators had several warrants but no one was arrested.

They planned to launch another operation in the morning to arrest several people.

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