Music festivals are events where people gather to have fun and enjoy music. This is expected to be a venue for people who have the same interests to meet and exchange thoughts, and perhaps, be friends. But this is not the first time to hear about such event being turned into a venue for drug use and selling. Since such events are often attended by younger people, it’s the youth that often becomes the victim.
This is why it’s important that in events like this, security should be tighter to ensure that everyone is safe and can have fun comfortably. The problem with drugs seems to be never-ending. In this case, it’s important that rehabs are accessible to offer help to those who are addicted to drugs and would like to change.
SHERMAN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Law enforcement officials seized various drugs and made a number of arrests at and around the Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman.
New York State Troopers from different offices worked together to arrest the following people:
Nathaniel Holland, 55, of Buffalo – charged with imitation controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana
Kyle Neubeck, 24, of North Collins – charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance
Michael Golden, 27, of Jamestown – charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance
Joshua Reeves, 33, of North East, PA – charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance
Jacob Gilbert, 33, of North East, PA – charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest
Joseph Violanti, 27, of Eden – charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance
Patrick Summers, 23, of Deposit – charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance
State police say they also made eight arrests for unlawful possession of marijuana, three for criminal possession of marijuana, three for criminal possession of a controlled substance and two for DWI.
Overall, officials seized cocaine, synthetic cocaine, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, concentrated cannabis, marijuana, edibles, Diazapam, Alprazolam, more than $3,000, a camper and a pickup truck.