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Club 152 raided, closed by authorities

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Between January 2012 and April 2013, police responded to 130 calls at the club. Between January 2012 and April 2013, police responded to 130 calls at the club.
Investigators also said some drug deals happened at the nightclub in front of management. Investigators also said some drug deals happened at the nightclub in front of management.
One of the club owners is shocked by the shut down. One of the club owners is shocked by the shut down.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Authorities shut down a popular Beale Street club Thursday afternoon.

According to the district attorney and Memphis police, Club 152 on Beale Street is being closed due to drug sales, violence, and other crimes that have happened at the establishment.

District attorney Amy Weirich said in their investigation patrons and employees were selling drugs to undercover officers.

"They violated the law," said Weirich. "Judge Potter has issued a temporary injunction shutting them down until further notice. There will be a court date on May 20 in which their lawyers will appear, and we will begin this nuisance action in court."

Between January 2012 and April 2013, police responded to 130 calls at the club.

"The good businesses of Beale Street, the wonderful tourists, and our own residents of Shelby County who frequent this location deserve better," said Weirich.

The Memphis Police Department, The West Tennessee Drug Task Force along with Bartlett Police Department worked together on this investigation.

Investigators also said some drug deals happened at the nightclub in front of management.

One of the club owners is shocked by the shut down. Kevin Kane is upset by allegations that employees were observed dealing drugs and smoking pot during an undercover operation that began last November.

"We have a drug and alcohol policy for our employees, [We have] regular meetings with our employees talking about this activity, and obviously we're very disappointed," said Kane.

Kane said the owners will fully cooperate with whatever the court wants in order to re-open the club.

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