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Contraband alcohol found at Baltimore strip club

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 13:56:40-04

Over a thousand dollars worth of contraband alcohol was seized from a strip club in Baltimore, according to the Comptroller's office. 

On October 11, agents from the Enforcement Bureau along with other law enforcement agencies conducted an unannounced liquor inspection at Indulge Gentleman's Club at 403 E. Baltimore Street. 

During the inspection, officials found 61 bottles of alcohol with a retail value of $1,332.82 that was obtained from a supplier other than a wholesaler, which is illegal.

“My Field Enforcement Division team is ever vigilant in its efforts to make sure all businesses are playing by the same rules,” Comptroller Franchot said. “I applaud their work and the assistance from the city liquor board and Baltimore police. These combined law enforcement efforts level the field for all businesses and protect Maryland’s consumers.”

In Maryland, a retailer cannot keep alcohol in a licensed area that was bought from anyone other than a wholesaler to assure the alcohol excise tax has already been paid.