Drugs detected at music events

Sunday, 12 March 2017 02:51:44 PM

Police remain disappointed that some people continue to risk their lives taking illicit drugs, with numerous drug detections at a number of music events on Saturday.

At the ‘Days Like This’ music festival at Randwick attended by about 5000 people, a police operation saw two people charged with drug supply offences and 97 others issued court attendance notices for drug possession.

One person was also charged with assaulting police and fail to quit offences.

A drug dog operation at Moore Park where two music events were taking place saw 38 people detected with illicit drugs.

A 25-year-old man was arrested after police located 26 MDMA capsules, while a 41-year-old woman was charged after 11 MDMA capsules were seized.

A 27-year-old man was charged with a fail to quit offence.

A police operation at the under 18s ‘Good Life Presents Your Friends 2017’ event at Sydney Olympic Park saw 10 young people found to be in possession of illicit drugs.

They will all be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Police say the majority of those in attendance at the events were well behaved but are disappointed people are still bringing in illicit drugs.

Police operations to target illicit drugs and other criminal offences at these types of events will continue.