The owners of Valley Massage Therapy, located at 281 E Hamilton Ave., #9 in Campbell removed their petition for a business license renewal from the Sept. 4 Campbell City Council agenda.
The business had received its business license to operate in Campbell in August 2011 and it expired in August 2012.
According to city memos attached to the Tuesday night's agenda, staff was recommending denial of the license renewal prior to its removal from the agenda.
The massage establishment, owned and operated by Drych Powell and Tiffany Trinh was recently the subject of an undercover sting operation conducted by the Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team in conjunction with the California Attorney General's Department of Justice's Task Force.
At the April 3 Campbell City Council meeting, a local businessman spoke about potential prostitution activity where his business was located.
Campbell Police followed up on this and subsequently confirmed these suspicions.
"These types of establishments appear occasionally and the police department is normally notified by concerned citizens who have noticed suspicious activity associated with the business," said Campbell Police Capt. Charley Adams.
On three separate dates, undercover officers went into the business and were offered prostitution services.
On July 20, interviews and a search of the business turned up evidence of prostitution and that "for every payment received for prostitution, the owners were receiving at least half of the proceeds."
The search also uncovered three other establishments (all in San Jose) owned and operated by Trinh and Powell:
- Bascom Therapy, 404 S. Bascom Ave.,
- WOW Foot Spa, 700 S. Winchester Blvd #15,
- Aroma Therapy, 1711 E. Hamilton Ave suite D.
Both Powell and Trinh were arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail for charges relating to running a house of prostitution and pimping/pandering. They are both free on bail awaiting future court appearances.