A 25-year-old man who sold ecstasy to 3 teenagers, including a 17-year-old girl who died of an overdose, at the Perth leg of Big Day Out in February of 2009 has pleaded guilty in Perth District Court. Patrick Willem Coetzer is facing four counts of supplying drugs to teenagers, reports The Music Network, including his
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An inquest has begun into whether ambulance paramedics should be legally required onsite during large-scale music festivals following the untimely death of Gemma Thoms at Perth’s Big Day Out Festival in 2009. As reported by ABC, 17-year-old Thoms ingested three ecstasy pills before entering the festival for fear of being discovered by police sniffer dogs.