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.