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Bellambi man arrested for drugs at music festival

A BELLAMBI man was among 140 people charged with offences at a music festival in Sydney’s east over the weekend.
The annual Future Music Festival was held on Saturday at Randwick Racecourse with about 50,000 revellers attending the over 18’s event.
Police were conducting a high-visibility operation – led by the Central Metropolitan Region – which targeted anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related crime, and illegal drug use and supply.
The operation also included licensing police and officers from the Dog unit.
Four people suffered serious medical complications, the result of suspected drug overdoses, while 500 people were treated for other issues, mainly dehydration.
In all, 140 people were arrested by police patrolling the event, with the majority of those for a variety of drug offences, an assault and breach of bail. During the event, 164 people were ejected, while 165 were searched and moved on.
Officers also issued 16 infringement notices to people for fail to quit, and a further 17, largely for offensive behaviour.
Officers seized an amount of powder and cannabis, as well as more than 300 tablets, believed to be prohibited drugs.
The 22-year-old Bellambi man was issued court attendance notice for supplying and possessing prohibited drug. He was given bail to appear in Waverley Local Court next month.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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