ATC agents turn up illegal activity in 4 more Bourbon St. bars, strip clubs
BATON ROUGE - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert issued emergency suspensions for four more French Quarter bars after they were found to be in violation during the agency’s “Operation Trick or Treat” investigation.
Hebert ordered the businesses to immediately stop the sale of alcohol and tobacco products after the agency uncovered illegal drug sales at two bars and illegal prostitution and drug activity at a pair of strip clubs.
“We are in the second month of this operation and it will continue to run through the holidays. ATC will continue to do its part to weed out criminal activity at locations that are given the privilege to sell alcohol and tobacco," said Commissioner Hebert.
State Police are continuing to investigate what the ATC turned up to determine if there are possible criminal charges.
The four businesses are:
-Babes Cabaret (433 Bourbon St.)
-Big Daddy’s (508 Bourbon St.)
-Bourbon Cowboy (241 Bourbon St.)
-The Swamp on Bourbon (516 Bourbon St.)
Administrative hearings for the bars and clubs will be held in the coming weeks. A recent sweep through the Quarter by ATC agents resulted in a similar spree of bans as the agents turned up illegal activity in five other clubs in New Orleans.