With the end of another large scale festival comes a local Police report indicating how many arrests were made on the day with a somewhat expected number from New Years Day party Field Day that featured Flume, Wiz Khalifa, ASAP Rocky, Dusky and many more.
Of over 20,000 punters 140 were arrested on the day for drug possession, with a further 22 ejected throughout the day for intoxication or disorderly conduct. A pair of men, 18 and 20 will face court for a more serious offence while caught with a large amount of cash and 35 ecstasy tablets.
This follows 139 arrests at Stereosonic Melbourne, 100 at Stereosonic Sydney and Police operation after Victorian boutique event Strawberry Fields that saw 1 in every 2 drivers charged following the festival. More tragically this follows the drug overdose earlier in the year at hardstyle festival Defqon 1.
With what seems to be an increase in arrests, do you think drugs are becoming more common or are Polices effort to stop drugs before entering a festival becoming better?