Locked out at Lost Society, again

Update at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 23 It looks like Lost Society's Fernando Rosales won't be spending Thanksgiving with his family. After his arrest in Rockwall last Tuesday, Rockwall PD came to Dallas County and secured a warrant to search Fernando Rosales' Lost Society club on Lowest Greenville that same afternoon. Sources at Rockwall PD confirmed more narcotics were found, but did not say what or how much. Now it looks like they found a whole lot of drugs. On Friday October 21, an additional charge of possession of >400 grams of a controlled substance (presumed to be methamphetamine) was added to Fernando Rosales' Rockwall County booking page, at the request of Dallas County officials. His bail is now set at $300,000.

Update at 3 p.m. Friday The Rockwall Police Department confirms its officers were the mystery agency that raided Lost Society on Tuesday afternoon. The warrant was signed by a Dallas County judge using information obtained during the inspection of Rosales' vehicle after they arrested him Tuesday morning and found >400g of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Update at 5 p.m. Thursday: The Rockwall Police Department confirms Rosales was arrested after being stopped for a traffic violation 'just off Interstate 30' at 1039am Tuesday morning. The 400g of methamphetamine was discovered during a search of the vehicle. He was booked into the Rockwall County Jail just before 1pm that same day.

Update at 4:22 p.m. Thursday: There's a reason Lost Society's owner was unavailable for comment: Rosales is being held in the Rockwall County Jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Jail officials tell Unfair Park he allegedly had more than 400 grams of methamphetamine, and is being held on $250,000 bond.

And now we return to the city's enforcement of the Lower Greenville Planned Development District Ordinance, which, as you no doubt recall, went into effect at midnight September 24 and says any venue without a specific use permit and a new certificate of occupancy has to close its doors at midnight or else. So happens that the night the ordinance went live, code enforcement officers and Dallas Police officers, accompanied by Assistant City Attorney Melissa Miles, paid a visit to Lost Society, which had intended to stay open even without the SUP.

Lost Society owner Fernando Rosales, Saturday October 8, getting a citation for operating after midnight without a Specific Use Permit.

Owner Fernando Rosales -- who you may recall from this arresting episode in June 2010 -- met them at the door and showed them a lawsuit he said he'd filed against the city; he insisted he had a temporary injunction allowing him to stay open. Problem was, the case hadn't gone before a judge after all -- and appears never to have even been filed. (As opposed to Yucatan and Service Bar's pending legal action, which goes before a judge Monday.) Which is why, earlier this week, the City Attorney's Office had planned to file suit against Lost Society for violating the ordinance.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville