An exotic dancer and her boyfriend were arrested at a Fat City strip club for selling cocaine to a pair of undercover detectives, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office records.
The detectives met Natalie Aittama, 23, inside Mickey Martin's Ship Whee
l, 3210 Edenborn Ave., on Friday and asked her about buying "beans," street slang for ecstasy, Aittama's arrest report said. She told the detectives she couldn't get ecstasy but could get cocaine, and they settled on 1 gram of cocaine for $100, the report said.
Aittama called her boyfriend, Rashaan Deggs, 32, to place the order and, while waiting for the delivery, gave one of the detectives a $20 lap dance
, the report said. When Deggs arrived, Aittama took the cash from the detectives, handed it to Deggs and returned with a bag of white powder.
The couple, who live in LaPlace, were arrested after the powder tested positive for cocaine, the arrest report said.
Deggs was booked with possession and distribution of coca derivatives. Aittama was booked with distribution of coca derivatives and, for removing her underwear during the lap dance,
obscenity, the arrest report said.
Both were released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna without paying bond because of crowding at the jail
When reached at home by telephone on Tuesday, Aittama said, "I deny the charges, and I'm going to go to court."
Deggs called the case a big misunderstanding.
"They have somebody else involved that they didn't pursue," he said. "I'll take care of the rest in court."