Community pushes police to investigate strip club, prompting raid with 11 arrests

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police arrested 11 people in an overnight raid at a South Fulton County strip club.

Channel 2 Action News learned that at around midnight, City of South Fulton Police executed a search warrant at Eye Candy, located in the 5000 block of Old National Highway in College Park.

Police swarmed the business for illegal stripping and drugs around midnight Thursday.

Seven women and four men were arrested. One man is charged with impersonating a police officer.

Channel 2's Audrey Washington was in South Fulton County, where she saw some people in handcuffs during the raid.

Police say the community really helped start the investigation by calling 911 any time they saw suspicious activity at the club, which was known for illegal stripping and gambling.

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“It’s been like a four-month long investigation where we were investigating criminal activity such as illegal drug sales and illegal stripping,” South Fulton Police Narcotics Sgt. Shannon Mckesey said. “We heard your complaints, we came out here, we did our due diligence. We investigated on our part.”

Police say they seized illegal drugs, a large of amount of cash and three cars.

The owner of the business is charged with possession and selling narcotics to an undercover agent.

People who lived nearby said they were not surprised about the raid.

"It's not going to happen in this area, because you have people constantly looking and seeing what's going on," Kwame Wise said. "When I heard about the raid, I thought, 'Finally!'"