Twenty-five Charged with Drug Violations after Night Clubs Raided

Twenty five individuals were arrested for drug violations tonight, after multiple law enforcement personnel executed three search warrants at ABC mixed beverages licensed establishments.

The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch joined resources with the Winston Salem Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Kernersville Police Department to conduct an investigation aimed at reducing illegal drug sales in ABC licensed outlets in Forsyth County. The investigation was initiated after citizen and local law enforcement complaints were received regarding illegal drug activity occurring at ABC licensed outlets.

The searches were conducted at the following three locations and resulted in seizures of heroin, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, opium, prescription pills and marijuana.

  • Club Risque, 5910 University Parkway, Winston Salem
  • Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club, 1007 Salisbury Ridge Road, Winston Salem
  • Filly’s Gentlemen’s Club, 400 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston Salem

This investigation was conducted as part of ALE's Community Betterment Initiative which identifies communities in North Carolina where the quality of life for the citizens is disrupted by drugs, gangs and violence in their neighborhoods. ALE agents worked closely with local law enforcement during the investigation.

As a result of the investigation arrest warrants were issued for 25 employees totaling 122 criminal charges. A 30 day suspension of the ABC permits were issued by the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission for Club Risque, Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club and Filly’s Gentlemen’s Club under N.C. General Statue 18B-904 (e)(4).

Reports of the alleged violations will be submitted to the ABC Commission by ALE for further action against the ABC permits.

ALE Special Agent in Charge Mike Yates said “This coordinated effort should serve notice to ABC licensed establishments that illegal drugs sales will not be tolerated.”


The following employees of Club Risque were charged with criminal violations:


Destiny N. Welch

, 22, of Pfafftown


Trafficking by possession opium/oxycodone


Trafficking by sale opium/oxycodone PWISD oxycodone (3 counts)


Knowingly allow drug violation (5 counts)


Sell/deliver oxycodone (2 counts)


Sell/deliver heroin (2 counts)


PWISD heroin (2 counts)


Drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Possession of heroin


Sierra Robertson

, 21, of Jamestown,


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Christopher J. Brennan

, 37, of Kernersville,


PWISD oxycodone


Conspire to sell/deliver oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Anna M. Stanley

, 33, of Trenton, SC


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Sell/deliver clonazepam


PWISD clonazepam


Ana Livingston

, 21, of King


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Sarah Simmons

, 33, of Dobson


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Steven Gregg Lyons

, 39, of State Road


Knowingly allow drug violation

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he following employees of Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club were charged with criminal violations:


Russell J. Caudle

, 36, of Boonville


Sell/deliver marijuana (2 counts)


PWISD marijuana (2 counts)


Drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Savanna M. Varga,

20, of Greensboro


Sell/deliver marijuana


PWISD marijuana


Drug paraphernalia


Knowingly allow drug violation


Jennifer L. Smith

, 25, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver marijuana (2 counts)


PWISD marijuana (2 counts)


Drug paraphernalia


Knowingly allow drug violation (3 counts)


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Christian A. Caesar

, 23, of Clemmons


PWISD marijuana


Conspire to sell/deliver marijuana


Drug paraphernalia


Mandy C. Lawson

, 26, of Mocksville


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone (2 counts)


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Trafficking by possession opium/oxycodone


Trafficking by sale opium/oxycodone


Madysen L. Cook,

20, of Lewisville


Sell/deliver Xanax


PWISD Xanax


Sell/deliver cocaine


PWISD cocaine


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Olivia N. Martinez,

33, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Sell/deliver Xanax


PWISD Xanax


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Lashanda L. Cutchin

, 36, of McLeansville


Possession of Marijuana


Porsha Malika Yvette Dorty

, 23, of Durham


Possess schedule IV controlled substance


The following employees of Filly’s Gentlemen’s Club were charged with criminal violations:


Kelly R. Weiss

, 37, of High Point


Sell/deliver oxycodone (2 counts)


PWISD oxycodone (2 counts)


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Maigan B. Conklin

, 23, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Olivia N. Martinez

, 33, of Winston Salem


Trafficking by possession opium/oxycodone


Trafficking by sale opium/oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Chauntelle D. Tribbitt

, 28, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver oxycodone (2 counts)


PWISD oxycodone (2 counts)


Knowingly allow drug violation (2 counts)


Christy Paschal

, 32, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Anastasia Hansen

, 27, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver oxycodone


PWISD oxycodone


Knowingly allow drug violation


Possession of marijuana


Angela M. Vaqzue

z, 38, of Winston Salem


Sell/deliver cocaine


PWISD cocaine


Drug paraphernalia


Knowingly allow drug violation


Adam Bridges

, 26, of North Wilkesboro


Conspire to sell/deliver cocaine


Knowingly allow drug violation


Rebecca L. Seding

, 32, of Winston Salem


Possession of marijuana


Possession of schedule IV controlled substance (alprazolam)

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

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