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Dozens Charged With Drug Offences At Sydney & Melbourne Music Festivals

Written by Sam Murphy on February 25, 2018

Dozens have been charged with drug offences at music events across Melbourne and Sydney this weekend.

Road To Ultra Music Festival in Melbourne and Sydney City Limits and The Supremacy in Sydney all saw a number of arrests.

Yesterday, the first instalment of Sydney City Limits from the team behind Splendour In The Grass went down at Centennial Park in Sydney, attracting 14,000 punters.

62 people were charged with possessing a prohibit drug, while one festival-goer was also taken to hospital after a suspected drug overdose.

A further two people were charged with assaulting police, three were given infringement notices for fail to quit and another for using offensive language.

Police did say, however, they were “generally pleased” with the behaviour of punters.

Victoria Police also said crowds were “fairly well behaved” at dance festival Road To Ultra, which is in its first year in Australia.

After a dog operation, there were 50 arrests at the event at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 45 of those were diversions, two were cannabis cautions and three resulted in drug charges.

NSW Police were also “disappointed” by the number of arrests made at The Supremacy at Sydney Olympic Park. 5,000 people attended the event, with 36 of those charged with drug offences.

Seven were charged for supply including a a 21-year-old man who had 236 caps and $6,000 in cash. All up, police seized 835 capsules of MDMA at the festival. One man was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected overdose.

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