Two unlucky men from Sydney were arrested in what is probably the most ironic drug bust imaginable: they were caught while drilling holes to stash drugs in at what is to be the festival site of Stereosonic, in order to avert any possible police/security check before entering the festival.
The Police were called last Friday when a 21-year-old man was seen allegedly trying to drill a hole into a building to hide drugs. When confronted by security the man ran away and tried to escape the area. Police were called in who later seized 10 MDMA pills from his home, as well as removing an allegedly prohibited plant.
Inspector Chris Laid, of Flemington local area command, would only say that he was trying to “install something [in the building] that could conceal drugs”.
On Tuesday night, police were caught out again though, after another young man was seen acting ‘suspiciously’. The police searched the man’s car and allegedly found 95 ecstasy tablets.
A police spokesperson spoke of these actions to be in attempt of concealing drugs around the venue before full preparation begins and special event fencing goes up around the site.
Inspector Laid said this isn’t the first time such attempts have been made, with police finding young festival-goers attempting similar schemes last year.
“We know this happens so we’ve been regularly sweeping the area with drugs dogs over the last few days to make sure we find stuff before the park is fully locked down” Laird said of the police’s singling out of the festival.
“At the end of the day, if you’re planning to take drugs in, you’ll get caught. If you’ve already secreted drugs, we’ve already found them so don’t bother turning up.”
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