• Seattle police: Foundation Nightclub management was aware of internal dealing of date-rape drug

    By: Maggie Wilson

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    SEATTLE - Seattle police said 12 people were arrested after an undercover narcotics investigation at Foundation Nightclub. 

    Police said they learned Foundation Nightclub had several in-house drug dealers, who were allowed to bypass club security and sell inside the venue.

    “Management (of Foundation Nightclub) was aware of the drug dealing,” Seattle police said.

    A drug dealer at the Belltown nightclub coached undercover Seattle police officers on how to dose women with date-rape drugs, police said Thursday. 

    The dealer, who police said coached officers on how to dose women with GHB, also bragged about his close relationship with the club’s owner. 

    >> PHOTOS: Police seize date-rape drug, guns, narcotics after Seattle nightclub investigation

    “Law enforcement officials began investigating Foundation in March 2018 after receiving reports of drug trafficking inside the club, as well as ongoing concerns city-wide about overdoses and sexual assaults associated with drugs like GHB,” police said in Thursday’s release.

    Police said during their operation, they purchased cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA and GHB inside or near the nightclub.

    From the Seattle police release: “On Wednesday, SPD’s narcotics unit and HSI served warrants at several locations and seized 829 grams of cocaine, over 1,000 grams of MDMA, 400 ecstasy pills, 800 Xanax pills, 190 grams of ketamine, 13 grams of DMT, 176 grams of GHB, 1200 Molly capsules, and additional prescription drugs, as well as two handguns and more than $60,000 in cash.”

    After the investigation, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issued an emergency suspension of Foundation Nightclub’s liquor license.

     

     

     

    Friday, Foundation Nightclub responded to the Seattle police findings with a statement from the Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II, PLLC:

    "Foundation Nightclub is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming place for all to enjoy the music we love.  Since opening, we have always strived to provide the best safety and security measures for our patrons and have made a concerted effort to follow all laws and regulations.  Frankly, many of the government’s allegations are absolutely false.  We will prove this.  Nevertheless, the ownership takes seriously the allegations reported in the media.  Foundation Nightclub has already begun corrective actions.  It will cooperate with authorities in the investigation and remains dedicated to providing a safe and secure place for all.

    Robert Flennaugh II"

     


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