A 22-year-old Queensland woman has been arrested after allegedly being found with a number of MDMA capsules inside a jar of Nutella at Byron Bay’s Splendour In The Grass.
The woman was arrested on Thursday night — prior to the festival officially opening earlier today — after police searched her car and allegedly found 12 MDMA (ecstasy) capsules in a jar of Woolworths home brand choc hazelnut spread.
The woman was issued a court attendance notice for possessing a prohibited drug, and was “removed from the festival”, police say.
In a separate incident, police also arrested three juvenile fence-jumpers who were allegedly trespassing on the Splendour grounds at 1am on Friday morning.
All three were taken home to their parents, and were issued with court notices for trespassing. They are expected to appear in Byron Bay Children’s Court in September.
NSW Police and Splendour In The Grass organisers warned festival-goers earlier this week that they were already “monitoring” some people’s plans to jump the fence at North Byron Parklands this weekend.
“Every system and access point you think you have mastered, we know about,” organisers said.
“Anyone trespassing on the Splendour or neighbouring properties without an event ticket will receive an on the spot fine and removed from the festival. If you are under 18, the Police will call your parents.”
Police also warned crowds of a sniffer dog operation, which will be in use at this weekend’s festival.
Splendour In The Grass 2018 will run from Friday, 20th July until Sunday, 22nd July, and will feature headline sets from Lorde, Vampire Weekend and Kendrick Lamar.