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Four Nightclub Employees Face Charges After Raid In Hanover Twp.

November 20, 2018

Four employees of a Hanover Twp. nightclub are facing criminal charges following an after-hours raid Sunday in which police seized drugs and guns.

Members of the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement raided Brooklyn’s Sports Bar and Lounge around 3:15 a.m. Sunday to find the club was selling alcohol at prohibited hours and was permitting the “open use” of illegal drugs, according to a press release.

Bar manager Akiem Rollocks, 31, of Mount Pocono, was openly in possession of and using drugs at the bar, police said.

Security guard Monika Murphy, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, was in possession of drugs as well, authorities said.

Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance while working at a bar and selling alcohol at prohibited hours.

Two bartenders, who were not named in a press release, will also be charged with selling alcohol at prohibited hours, police said.

During the raid, police said they seized a loaded Glock handgun and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun from the bar.

Police said they also seized $1,311 that was the result of illegal alcohol sales and a large amount of alcohol that was being sold during prohibited hours.

The raid was the result of a months-long undercover investigation, police said.

Authorities said there is a pending investigation against the business’ liquor license, which could result in fines, license suspension or the loss of the license.

The raid came less than a month since a man was shot in the leg outside the club around 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 20.

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