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1 dead, hundreds arrested after Phish concert at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- One person is dead and hundreds of others are facing serious charges after the three-day Phish concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Saratoga County District Attorney says more than 200 people were arrested at the show, which took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The majority of the charges were drug related. In and around the park, authorities found ketamine (Special K), LSD laced gummy bears, heroin, cocaine, mushrooms, nitrous oxide, hash, bath salts and ecstasy. Ketamine is a anesthetic commonly used before surgery or a medical or dental procedure to produce loss of consciousness.
One person was transported from the concert to the hospital and later died of a drug overdose.
The Saratoga County District Attorney's Office said they had to assign four assistant D.A.'s to all the Phish cases to help handle the monstrous workload.
Below is a list of all the charges handed out during the concert:
New York State Park Police
1 A-II Felony Charge (Drugs Related)
11 B Felony Charges (All Drugs Related)
16 C Felony Charges (All Drugs Related)
4 D Felony Charges (All Drugs Related)
30 A Misdemeanor Charges
28 Drug Related Misdemeanor Charges
1 Forcible Touching
1 Resisting Arrest
Saratoga Springs Police Department
75 Vehicle and Traffic Stops
50 Uniform Traffic Tickets (UTT)
26 Penal Law arrests (Drug related)
New York State Police
3 Penal Law arrests (Drug related)