150 charged over drugs at Sydney events

Hundreds of partygoers at two music events in Sydney have been charged after allegedly being caught carrying drugs – mostly ecstasy.

Nearly 150 people were nabbed for either supplying or possessing prohibited substances at the Electric Gardens Music Festival in Centennial Park on Saturday, police say.

Among them was a 20-year-old man from Sydney’s west, who – after initially running away from police – was apparently found with 50 capsules, believed to be MDMA.

Officers also allegedly seized more than 30 capsules of the same drug from a 25-year-old eastern suburbs man.

More than 11,000 attended the festival, headlined by DJs Fatboy Slim and Armand Van Helden.

Police also charged 19 people with drug-related offences at the HTID Dance party at Sydney Olympic Park.

Two 19-year-olds and an 18-year-old woman, from Coogee, Beverley Hills and Campbelltown, were all arrested for allegedly possessing more than 100 MDMA capsules between them.

All those charged are due to face various local courts in coming months.

Police say three people at the event were taken to hospital for drug-related health issues, while more than 100 sought treatment on-site.

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