A 23-year-old woman is fighting for her life, and 184 people have been charged with drug offences, following the Field Day festival held at Sydney‘s Domain on New Year’s Day.
The Redfern Region Enforcement Squad conducted “overt and covert” operations at the festival, with the aid of drug-sniffing dogs. NSW Police have said that 184 people were charged, eight of these with offences relating to drug supply.
“While most revellers were well-behaved, 184 drug related arrests shows that there are still some who think they can get away with possessing and supplying drugs. We will continue to target drugs, alcohol-related crime, and anti-social behaviour, particularly at music festivals. Police will continue to run these operations and work with the festival organisers to ensure music-lovers can attend festivals and enjoy themselves in a safe, drug-free environment. We make no apologies for finding people who supply and possess drugs, and putting them before the courts.”