SYDNEY, NSW (CelebrityAccess) — According to police in New South Wales, more than 221 people were arrested and charged with drug offenses during the Sydney edition of the festival last weekend.
NSW Police said 13 people required medical attention and were taken to the hospital, mostly due to drug-related issues, including a 21-year-old man who was found not breathing. Medics performed CPR and he was taken to the hospital, where he is in serious, but stable condition, police said.
Police also said that more than 830 of the roughly 81,000 people who attended the festival were searched with drug sniffing dogs, who found that 196 people were in possession of prohibited drugs.
“With more than 220 revellers being charged with drug-related incidents, and one man lucky to be alive, it is distressing that people continue to risk their lives by ingesting unknown substances,” said The South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli said in a press statement. – Staff Writers