Federal warrant served at Clyman strip club

November 6, 2018

CLYMAN -- A Federal warrant was served Friday night at the Hardware Store Gentleman’s Club in Clyman.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation along with other assisting law enforcement agencies entered the business at 8 p.m. on 942 Main St. While the full details of the search warrant have not been released, Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said two arrest warrants were served on employees of the club.

An 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for four warrants that included possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property, disorderly conducting and resisting/obstructing in addition to a Department of Corrections warrant. A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman was also arrested on a warrant for retail theft.

Schmidt said during the search 1.3 grams of crack cocaine was found, but no one has been arrested yet in relation to the illegal substance.

Schmidt said the purpose of making this information public is to inform the community of the large presence of law enforcement in Clyman Friday night and to assure that the area is safe.

State Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said he is pleased with the work done by local and state law enforcement agencies.

“I am encouraged that law enforcement is remaining vigilant in ensuring that criminal activity at area strip clubs will not be tolerated. The owners and management of these establishments have apparently refused to change their behavior and continue to tolerate unlawful and dangerous activity in their places of business,” Fitzgerald said. “Patrons of these clubs should be on notice that they are being closely watched, and consider the ramifications of engaging in any type of illegal behavior. These clubs that have now been raided multiple times by federal, state, and local agencies, and evidence of prostitution, human trafficking, drug trafficking and violence has been exposed. I will continue to work with Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt, Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel, and others to determine what tools the state can provide to assist them in their efforts.”

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