77 arrested for illegal drugs at dance festival in Penrith

Police have arrested 77 people following a dance music festival held at Penrith last nigh, NSW Police sayt

The festival was held at the Sydney International Rowing Centre between 11am and 7pm (24 September 2016) and attracted a crowd of approximately 24,500 people.

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command, the North West Metropolitan Region and the Dog Squad monitored the behaviour of festival goers throughout the day.

The police operation targeted anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol offences and public safety.

During the operation police conducted a number of person searches while there were 77 drug detections.

Six people were charged with supplying a prohibited drug

More than 200 people received medical treatment for drug and heat-related illnesses with six of those people taken to Nepean Hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, police also targeted people driving to the event.

Police conducted 630 random breath test (RBT), with eight people being charged with drink driving, while 44 people returned positive results for driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

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