Culminating a nearly 15-month investigation, the police carried out a search warrant at the Black Hole Rock Club on German Hill Road at about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, arresting the club manager and six others. The officers, accompanied by a representative of the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office, also seized an array of illegal drugs: marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, ketamine and psilocybin mushrooms.
The manager, Christopher Trikeriotis, 47, of Monkton, was charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled and dangerous substances and other charges in connection with activities at the club and at his home, where police say they found 175 marijuana plants. He was released on $100,000 bail.
A New Jersey man was charged with drug distribution, and a Virginia man was charged with possession with intent to distribute. Four patrons were charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.
More people could be charged, as police test substances they found being carried by six other club patrons.
The club's liquor license is held by Trikeriotis' wife, Joyce, who has not been charged with any crime. The county Board of Liquor License Commissioners and the police department are working together to decide what, if any, further action can be taken against the club, including the possibility of closing it permanently. According to a police department statement, the business was "declared condemned."