Updated:NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Following a three-month investigation, police raided a Westmoreland County gentleman’s club Thursday night.
According to police, three people were arrested during the raid at Gloria’s Cantina Lounge in North Huntingdon Township.
Authorities said the investigation, which utilized undercover officers, was for drug sales and prostitution at the lounge.
During the investigation, cocaine and Vicodin were purchased at the lounge, police said. A prostitution offense was also committed, police said.
Arrested Thursday night were Nathan Edward Moore, 34, of McKeesport, who is charged with six counts of drug possession with intent to deliver; Ashley Nicole Campbell, 30, of East Pittsburgh, who is charged with one count of drug possession with intent to deliver, and Selene Amber Vicini, 35, of McKeesport, who is charged with one count of prostitution.
During the raid police said they also found one male patron in possession of a controlled substance and a female employee in possession of a switchblade knife. Charges are pending, police said.
Township police said they will seek to have the business declared a nuisance bar so it can be permanently shut down.
In 2011, Dominic Panuccio shot Byran Plunko in the bathroom at the club. Panuccio was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, but the two said they are friends and the shooting was accidental.
Prosecutors obtained a court order for Held to padlock the Route 30 building Friday afternoon.
Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.