Over 200 people were arrested during Sydney’s Field Day Music Festival on New Year’s Day for 215 offenses, mostly involving drug possession and supply, police said.
One woman was found with 130 ecstasy pills and more than $2000 in cash on her inside the festival, and was charged with two counts of supplying drugs and property proceeds of crime.
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Paramedics on site treated about 70 out of the 28,000 attendees during the festival, mainly for drug and alcohol-related problems.
“We work closely with event organisers to ensure the festival is safe and fun, and are pleased the overwhelming majority of revellers were well-behaved,” Operation Commander Detective Inspector Andrew Marks said.
“It’s disappointing there were still some people who ignored our advice and tried to bring illegal drugs past the drug-detection dogs and through the gates.”
Source: Huffington Post