Man dies at Music Festival in Penrith, 60 People Arrested and Charged

Defcon Music Festival was on in Penrith last night, 19 September 2015.

Even with the recent tragic death of a teenager after taking ecstasy at a music festival, festival-goers continue to take drugs at music festivals.

A 26 year old man from Albury, who was visiting Sydney for Defcon Music Festival was found unconscious at the festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith last night. Another 9 people were reported to be taken to hospital. The man was taken to Nepean Hospital after, however was pronounced deceased a short time later. The man’s death is not the first time tragedy has hit the dance music festival. In 2013, a 23-year-old Victorian man passed out and later died from a suspected overdose at Nepean Hospital.

Police arrested 60 people at the festival. 46 of those arrests were for drug offences, four of which for supplying a prohibited drug, with two people allegedly caught with 46 MDMA pills.

It seems that with the Police now specifically targeting drug driving, with intentions to roll out drug driving mobile units throughout NSW, Police presence near Music Festivals will be the norm.

Close by, Police have set up a mobile Drug Testing Unit, testing 1346 drivers. Of those, 300 were drug tested, 15 were found to have tested positive for prohibited drugs.

If you have been arrested and charged with possess prohibited drug, or supply prohibited drug, call LY Lawyers on 1300 595 299, experts in drug related offences.