Jeanerette Police Chief arrested in connection to Lipsticks bust

Jeanerette Police Chief arrested in connection to Lipsticks bust

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - The Jeanerette Police Chief was arrested Friday in connection to the investigation of Lipsticks Gentleman's Club in Lafayette.

Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force and the Louisiana State Police arrested Police Chief Marvin Grogan of the Jeanerette Police Department. He was arrested for malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony.

Grogan was first taken to the Iberia Parish Correctional Center before being transported and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He was released Saturday on a $12,500 bond.

On Friday, May 15, the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at Lipsticks Gentleman's Club on Johnston Street.

The search warrant came after an eight month investigation into criminal activity, including drug distribution, prostitution, obscenity, possession of controlled dangerous substance, unlawful alcohol beverage sales to person under 21, and keeping a disorderly place.

Nine people were arrested during the bust and several more are wanted by police. Police say numerous citations and summons were issued related to alcohol and fire codes.

The investigation into Lipsticks is still ongoing.

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