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More than 40 arrested on drug charges at festival

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Some 40 people were arrested for possession of drugs during a music festival on the North Coast over the weekend, and one man was charged with dealing.

About 3,000 people attended the Festival of the Sun event, in Port Macquarie between December 13 and 16.

During a police operation, which included the use of drug dogs, they reported 41 that people were detected with drugs, including cannabis, MDMA, cocaine and LSD.

One man, aged 27, was allegedly found to be in possession of 55 MDMA capsules. He was charged with supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.

He was conditionally bailed to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday January, 9, 2019.

Other alleged offenders were issued field court attendance notices, infringement notices, cannabis cautions and warnings.

Police say on-site medical services treated about 40 people at the event for ‘various issues’.

 


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4 COMMENTS

  1. 41 people detected, or 41 people actually bearing drugs? Given the 75% false positives from the dogs, it’s likely that of those 41 “detected” no more than 10 were actually carrying.

    How about some honesty, Police? Drug-sniffer dogs are an expensive failure.

  2. So I wonder if this event has the possibility of being shut down since there were drug arrests and people treated by ambos? Or is it a case that because it’s not a hardstyle event nothing will happen.. Nice work throwing bias into the news again

  3. Wow ! Well that’s the war on drugs over. Go the Police ! and their pathetic visionless masters (mistress) in MacQuarie street!

  4. Waste of money and the actions of Police as puppets of the big brother mentality. Young people must use their voting rights to eliminate this infringement on their human rights. Alcohol is far more destructive.

    Australia has an obsession with controlling everything through conservative legislation made by people from the Menzies 1950’s mentality.

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