The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 people during its recent four-day music festival, far fewer than during last year’s event, sheriff’s officials confirmed Friday.
Last year, 65 people left the festival with criminal charges.
Some festival-goers likely avoided arrest by discarding illegal narcotics in the sheriff’s office set up amnesty boxes, which were set up so drugs could be disposed before K-9s searched vehicles.
They also confiscated 50 Molly capsules, 200 pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes, 30 LSD-dipped cigarettes, 25 marijuana gummies and 150 drug paraphernalia items.
“We welcome anyone that travels to Okeechobee for the musicfest and encourage them to enjoy the festival,” Sheriff Noel Stephen said in a statement Friday. “However we will do all we can to eliminate as many drugs coming into Okeechobee County. With the help of assisting agencies, the weekend searches resulted in a large amount of narcotics taken off the streets.”
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Okeechobee City Police Department assisted in policing the four-day festival.
What was confiscated?
All numbers are all estimates, the sheriff’s office said.
— 6 pounds hydroponic marijuana
— 2 pounds of edible marijuana goods, such as cookies and brownies
— 200 pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes
— 150 hits of LSD
— 100 hits of Ecstasy
— 57 nitrous oxide whippets
— 50 capsules of Molly
— 30 LSD dip cigarettes
— 25 marijuana candies like gummy bears
— 14 g of cocaine HCl
— 12 g of meth
— 10 g of liquid LSD
— 10 g of powder mollies
— Five sets of digital scales
— 1 1/2 ounce mushrooms
— 1 ounce of marijuana resin
— Various prescription medication such as Xanax and oxycodone