7 Charged with Selling Ecstasy in East El Paso Club

POSTED: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 7:32am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 4:24am

Club Owner Tips Off Investigators About Alleged Drug Dealing

The owner of Club 101 decided to take matters into his own hands after he says teens were being sold ecstasy in in his club.

Alfrank Catucci told the El Paso County Sheriff's Department that his staff also saw people taking ecstasy pills in the club's restrooms.

Strike Team Deputies went undercover to catch suspected ecstasy dealers at an all-ages show Friday night.

The sting resulted in the arrest of 6 people, ranging in age from 16 to 21.

All of the suspects are charged with selling ecstasy.

Deputies say they would have make more arrests, but they exhausted all of their resources during the operation.

Catucci says he wanted to send a message that drug use in Club 101 won't be tolerated.

Catucci adds that it's the first time he has ever had to report drug use in the club.

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I am impressed Mr. Catucci took matters into his own hands and decided to set an example to other club owners as well as its patrons. Not too many people, especially those involved in the club business would make a decision that brass without thinking of the consequences such as losing clientele. But Mr. Catucci is a confident, smart business man who thinks outside the box and looks beyond the borders. I applaud his efforts in doing what other people wouldn't have the balls 2 do! Club101 rocks!

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