ATC commissioner orders special hearing after drug activity discovered at Lafayette bar

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Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner (ATC) Troy Hebert has called a special hearing for Southland Entertainment Inc., d/b/a B.E.D Niteclub & Lounge, after receiving information that the business has continued to allow the illegal use of drugs in the club.

Recently, ATC cited B.E.D Niteclub & Lounge, located at 209 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, for allowing customers to bring and smoke marijuana in the club. This is the third time that the business has been cited by ATC for illegal drug use.

Owners of B.E.D. Niteclub & Lounge, Justin Lee and Kenward Bernise, voluntarily entered into an agreement with ATC in 2013 after being charged twice with allowing employees and customers to engage in drug use at the club.  Part of the consent agreement required the business to institute certain policies to prevent illegal drug use.

“ATC worked with the owners of this business and gave them a chance to clean things up,” said Commissioner Hebert.  “Allowing this sort of illegal activity to continue to happen will not be tolerated.”

The special hearing will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lafayette Consolidated Government building in the council chambers at 705 W. University Ave. in Lafayette. 

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