Police in Mariaville, N.Y., arrested an Oregon man on charges of possessing 14,000 hits of acid at the Camp Bisco Music Festival July 19.
Thousands were said to be at the event, held at Indian Lookout Country Club July 17-19, when Jonathan Taylor was busted for allegedly possessing the massive quantity of LSD. He was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two of which are felonies, and was being held without bail in Schenectady County Jail, according to WNYT-TV.
Indian Lookout spokesman Bill Potter told the station it was a mystery how Taylor got the stuff past the checkpoints, but concertgoers and security led to Taylor’s incarceration.
"When we found him he had these little things, what looked like papers, looked like art work," Potter explained. "Come to find out they were acid."
Security handed Taylor over to state police, who checked his vehicle and reportedly found the hits of acid as well as $17,000 in cash, the station said.
Snoop Dogg and festival host The Disco Biscuits headlined the event, which featured 40 acts on three stages and was expected to attract about 7,500 people.
Police in Grantsville, Md., also reportedly confiscated six pounds of marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and other drugs from cars traveling to and from the three-day All Good Music Festival in Masontown, W.Va.
Garrett County Sheriff Gary Berkebile said other items seized from 29 vehicles included heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, opium and about $1,200 in cash.
Berkebile said the busts were the result of drug-sniffing dogs checking 120 cars stopped for speeding over a four-day period.
The July 11-13 festival featured dozens of acts, including Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Gov’t Mule, performing on three stages.