Seattle Nightclub Under Investigation Following In-House Drug Ring Bust

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Foundation, one the nightclubs in Seattle known for its hosting various dance music artists and DJs, is finding itself in the middle a huge investigation after a undercover narcotics investigation led by The Seattle Police Department, working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, led to twelve arrests.

Law enforcement ficials first began to investigate Foundation back in March 2018 after receiving various reports drug trafficking occurring in the club. Citywide concerns about overdoses and sexual assaults associated with drugs like GHB also contributed to the investigation.

In a series undercover operations, police were able to purchase cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and GHB inside or near the club. Undercover ficials were able to purchase drugs from employees at the club, including security, or were facilitated by employees or managers Foundation, who introduced undercover ficers to dealers.

Police had also discovered that Foundation had various in-house drug dealers that were able to by pass club security and deal inside the club. They also discovered that management was aware the drug dealings, with one dealer bragging about how they knew the owner and even later explained to an undercover ficer how to properly dose women with GHB depending on their weight.

On Wednesday, SPD’s narcotics unit and HSI served warrants at several locations and that ultimately led to the seizure 829 grams cocaine, over 1,000 grams MDMA, 400 ecstasy pills, 800 Xanax pills, 190 grams ketamine, 13 grams DMT, 176 grams GHB, 1200 Molly capsules, and additional prescription drugs, as well as two handguns and more than $60,000 in cash.

Seattle Nightclub Under Investigation Following In-House Drug Ring Bust