A third manager, Mark Butterfield III of Cincinnati, was also charged with multiple felony counts of permitting drug abuse and drug trafficking as well as the misdemeanor charge of illegally operating a sexually oriented business. His bench trial on those charges is also set for today.
The club located at 1121 E. Second St. remains in operation pending resolution of an objection to its liquor permit renewal filed by the city of Franklin.
N.Y.N.Y., Inc. was indicted for two counts of trafficking in cocaine and four counts of permitting drug abuse, all fifth-degree felonies, and illegally operating a sexually oriented business, a first-degree misdemeanor.
The club was also charged with misdemeanor counts for permitting nude dancing in the establishment after midnight in violation of Ohio law.
In addition, Franklin City Council objected to the renewal of the club’s liquor permit. That objection is still pending with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.