LAPD and agents from the state’s top alcohol regulator in Southern California have seized beer, cash, slot machines and more from an alleged illegal nightclub inside a Northridge home. They arrested two people and cited more than a dozen others after they barged in and found more than 30 people partying in a makeshift event space. They had billiard tables, a dartboard, disco lights and several video slot machines.
The home was so prepared and the operators knew what they were doing because they even had commercial-grade refrigerators, sinks and an icemaker. The owner of the home was arrested on suspicion of illegal sales of alcohol and utility theft. They had a sign hanging that included the pricing of the beer they sold. A tenant who police say was working as the assistant manager of the operation was also arrested on an outstanding warrant and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
There were about 40 cases of beer seized that included, Corona, Heineken, Bud Light and Modelo. They found the three slot machines a small amount of drugs and $1000 in cash, The gun they found was probably a sign that something illegal was going on in that house. Not only did this illegal operation have an effect on neighbors and people surrounding the home, but it also affected nightclubs. The reason nightclubs end up losing is because customers are being driven into this place when they could be going to the legal venues. Now that it has been shut down, customers will be drawn to attend an established legal nightclub.