A 23-year-old woman is currently in critical condition at a Sydney hospital after overdosing on drugs at the Field Day music festival. A spokesperson from St. Vincent’s would not provide any further details on the woman’s condition.
Field Day saw 184 attendees arrested for drug-related offenses, including one 26-year-old who was carrying 100 ecstasy pills. Another 19-year-old was carrying 81 pills.
Chief Inspector Stuart Bell issued a statement about the arrests:
“While most revellers were well-behaved, 184 drug related arrests shows that there are still some who think they can get away with possessing and supplying drugs. We will continue to target drugs, alcohol-related crime, and anti-social behaviour, particularly at music festivals. Police will continue to run these operations and work with the festival organisers to ensure music-lovers can attend festivals and enjoy themselves in a safe, drug-free environment. We make no apologies for finding people who supply and possess drugs, and putting them before the courts.”
212 people received treatment from paramedics on festival grounds, and five were taken to hospitals, police said. The number of drug-related arrests fell, however, from last year’s record high of 214.