Pompano Beach restaurant owner sold Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza, plus drugs

Louis Younglove, 52, arrested outside Chi-Town Chicago Italian Beef & Hot Dogs
Drugs sold at Chi-Town Chicago Italian Beef & Hot Dogs in Pompano Beach
Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 11:48:17-05

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said one Pompano Beach restaurant owner was selling more than just Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza and chili.

Louis Younglove, 52, of Oakland Park, was arrested Thursday after a months-long narcotics investigation at Chi-Town Chicago Italian Beef & Hot Dogs.

BSO spokesman Carey Codd said detectives learned that Younglove was peddling a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy.

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Codd said detectives stopped Younglove in the parking lot of his restaurant and found the drugs, along with more than $18,000 in cash, inside a duffel bag in his car.

Detectives said a search of Younglove's home netted even more drugs, as well as nearly $500,000 in cash.

Younglove is facing more than a dozen criminal charges.