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The city hopes to shut down a northwest Dallas dance club after 15 people were indicted last week on selling drugs there and two teenage patrons died from overdoses.

In their request for an injunction, city attorneys say those deaths sparked a five-month investigation at Jaguars all-nude club and Eternal Eden, an 18-and-up after-hours dance club inside the strip club.

“Undercover detectives found that Jaguars was actively marketing to the youngest possible club goers,” the city said in court documents filed Wednesday in Dallas County, “and deliberately promoting a club environment where illegal drugs were sold and used openly and blatantly throughout the night.”

The city wants Jaguars, off Stemmons Freeway and Royal Lane, classified as a “common nuisance” and closed for a year, the maximum time allowed under the state’s health and safety code.

On Monday, the city revoked Jaguars’ sexually oriented business license. The club’s owners and attorney have 10 days to appeal.

Attempts to reach Jaguars’ attorney, Roger Albright, were unsuccessful.

The city alleges that drugs sold at Jaguars and Eternal Eden have been linked to the deaths of two teenagers.

KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reported in September that 19-year-old Brittany Nemeth of White Settlement overdosed on methamphetamine and ecstasy after a night out with friends at Jaguars. The city didn’t identify the other overdose victim.

Last week, a federal drug investigation linked to the club resulted in the indictment of 15 people, including 23-year-old Hunter Lee Foster, the boyfriend of missing Fort Worth woman Christina Morris.

City attorneys say undercover detectives “easily and routinely” bought cocaine, methamphetamine, Xanax, marijuana and ecstasy 51 times since July at Jaguars.

Most of those arrested and indicted are in their late teens and 20s and were either “VIP customers or Jaguar employees,” according to the city’s complaint.

An injunction hearing is expected to take place early in the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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