WENDOVER, Utah – The police chief's wife was arrested during a drug bust at a Nevada nightclub where she works as a stripper named "Ecstasy."
Sylvia Tripp, 39, was booked into the Elko County, Nev., jail on suspicion of drug distribution and possessing medication without a prescription, said Craig Ronzone, commander of the Elko County, Nev., drug task force.
She was later released, The Salt Lake Tribune reported on its Web site Tuesday. Formal charges have not been filed.
Tripp is the wife of Vaughn Tripp, the police chief in Wendover, a city on the Utah-Nevada border. She was one of three people arrested Friday after undercover officers made drug buys.
"She was a drug store," Ronzone said.
Tripp works as a stripper at Southern X-Posure in West Wendover, Nev., he said.
Chief Tripp was away from his office and not immediately available for comment Tuesday. There was no home phone number listed for him or his wife.