Neptune's Lagoon: Unfairly Trashed

Anaheim PD, code enforcement and state labor officials raid a Jacuzzi-by-the-hour spot, trashing the place—and leaving the owner with the bill

In an interview with the Weekly, Anaheim PD public-information officer Tim Schmidt claimed Neptune's had long been suspected of sex trafficking and said they conduct multidepartment sweeps on a regular basis. When asked how they are able to conduct a criminal investigation and raid a business without a warrant, he didn't offer a comment. When asked for examples of Neptune's engaging in sex trafficking, he skipped the question. The departments of code enforcement and labor standards didn't return calls or emails seeking comment.

Front desk oasis
LP Hastings
Front desk oasis
You can't be running around willy nilly
LP Hastings
You can't be running around willy nilly
The storage rooms that were removed per code enforcement (right)
LP Hastings
The storage rooms that were removed per code enforcement (right)
Mood lighting
LP Hastings
Mood lighting
Maddox's storage building in the back of the shop - no cuzzying in here
LP Hastings
Maddox's storage building in the back of the shop - no cuzzying in here
Constantly taking calls
LP Hastings
Constantly taking calls
OC Weekly, not Coast Magazine
LP Hastings
OC Weekly, not Coast Magazine

Meanwhile, Maddox will continue on. "The reason my friends are here is because I sponsor them in AA, but they stay out of sight and in the back," he says. "I've been sober 26 years, and I only have three Jacuzzis. I can run this place by myself."

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badasschick79
badasschick79

Neptunes had a bad reputation many years ago, the previous owner "steve", cleaned it up and I went there quite often for my back. I would pick room two for it has the strongest jets. Most times I would be so relaxed when it was time to leave I would hate the drive home. Haven't been there is at least 6 or 7 years.

John Grace
John Grace

It's the marijuana method of code enforcement. Intimidation and denial of rights.

Wendy De La Puente
Wendy De La Puente

All I know is anything goes as long as u don't pour beer or alcohol in the hot tubs. The worker (with no teeth...probably on meth) actually pointed out the large cushion bed area next to the hot tub & said "many customers love this feature" -- I have no idea what I was even doing in that place, lol.

Notatrainee
Notatrainee

Officer Langhorne do you take your OCSD trainees here when your cheating on Sarah?

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Cops are still wrong.people have rights...used to anyway.

Brett Bremer
Brett Bremer

That whole are of o.c. is trashed as fuck, I can only imagine what goes on in the place, I use to live right by it. Fucking gross

Von Henchy
Von Henchy

why did the bastards have to thrash it..You can raid a place without causing any damage. Anaheim cops seem to be real fuckin dicks.

Monique Franco
Monique Franco

Yup! He was always at the porn shop and the bar!!! Lol! In his leather jacket!

Bill Martin
Bill Martin

pigs should worry people commiting real crime

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

The dude should sue the City for the cost of relocation to a nicer place on their dime.

borntohula
borntohula

Said it before and I'll say it again. Our tax dollars spent on bored OC officers. I dont agree myself with illigitimate M parlors. But thats more of a philosophical debate. Yet there are blatant ubdebatable cold cfimes being commmited every day in OC but law enforcement insists on treating this once great county ad their own little sandbox to play out their sad fabtasies in. Sick and sad.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

OMG this brings me back to the show Blind Date.  A lot of those dates would go to these jacuzzi places.  I would never even know they existed if it wasn't for Blind Date!

stoopy
stoopy

Sounds good to me. Drive that dirty business out of here. Good job law enforcement!

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

@@Wendy Richards  Seems like you went there more than once. Furthermore, who are you to assume that this guy was "probably" on meth? Unless you are a doctor or dentist,  your opinion wasn't needed or wanted. If I was this guy I would sue your dumb ass for making a public statement like that.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

@Monique Franco what are you doing at the porn shop and bar?

ocgirly
ocgirly

@949girl Blind date would go to the out door hot tubs at Puddingstone lake in San Dimas. I just Googled it to make sure I was correct & there's a Groupon for the hot tub resort right now. Eewww, grotey!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@stoopy  

Funny how so many people are against harassing business owners and interfering with free enterprise unless a particular establishment has anything remotely to do with sex...or smoking.

stoopy
stoopy

Never said I was against rigid regulation and strict enforcement of the law; "harassment". We need more inspectors and more cops. Especially when it comes to vice.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

And spare me the lectures about morality. Orange County law enforcement attempt murder (which by default means that they have committed murder).

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Hey I guess this is just another bullet point that the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce can add to it's propoganda literature in order to attract business. "Hey come to Anaheim where Mickey's Mafia Police might work your place over for a ham and cheese sandwich or a box of crayons". I encourage this man to attend an Anaheim city council meeting - tell me when and I will be there with additional verbal support.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@stoopy  

I have nothing against code enforcement...although I suspect it is sometimes selectively and/or prejudicially applied. Regardless, there was still no excuse for how rude the officers were to Mr. Maddox nor was it necessary for them to completely trash his place of business. Civil servants should act civil, right?

 
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