Monday, February 24, 2003

Dozens of Phish fans arrested



Cincinnati police made dozens of arrests during the Phish concerts at U.S. Bank Arena downtown over the weekend.

Many of the arrests Friday and Saturday nights were for drugs, according to arrest reports. Among the drugs: marijuana, Ecstasy, cocaine, the painkiller OxyContin, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax; hits of LSD sold on sticks of gum; and psilocybin mushrooms dipped in chocolate.

Others were arrested for, among other things, trying to trade drugs for tickets to the shows, and for opening exit-only doors to let in people who didn't have tickets.

An exact arrest total was not available Sunday.

Related stories:
Saturday concert review
Phish fans flee Westin fire
Friday concert review
Phish cojcert a festival




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