The 2017 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival begins in earnest today, but as always, the party in Manchester, TN has already been raging for days now as event staff and production personnel prepared the Farm for this year’s festivities. Earlier today, local news outlet Knoxville News Sentinel reported on that a Bonnaroo attendee was arrested on the festival site yesterday with 1,000 total doses of various “hard drugs.”
According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, a 45-year-old New York man was observed sitting under a shade tent when deputies say they saw items that appeared to be narcotics in his possession. The man threw the various items behind him as the deputies approached in an attempt to conceal them, but when he stood up to greet them, he reportedly had “a bag of mushrooms hanging from his waistband.”
Authorities searched him further and uncovered, according to the arrest warrant, 27 “molly” pills, 22 bags of mushrooms, roughly 1000 hits of LSD, 20 bags of cocaine, and a chunk of black tar heroin. However, upon closer observation, it became clear that none of the “drugs” found were actually drugs. They were all just elaborate fakes made to look like various different narcotics for the purpose of selling them to drug-seeking Bonnaroovians.
As the arrest warrant says, the man “told deputies that he was ‘doing God’s work by selling fake drugs.'” Despite the fact that all of his “drugs” were not actually drugs at all, the man was still arrested and charged with multiple counts of “possession of counterfeit controlled substances.”
Stay safe out there, kids.
[h/t – Relix]