Local authorities at the festival have reported a tremendous increase of arrests at this year’s edition of Bonnaroo.
Barely through the first day, at least 100 people were already arrested, a rise from total arrests in 2014 (60) and 2015 (76).
A spokesperson for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office stated that a majority of the arrests were related to public intoxication, disorderly conduct, illegal drug use and possession of controlled substances like LSD and Molly. Luckily, no medical emergencies were reported as of yet. The local police department and highway patrols will continue to patrol the farm grounds, where approximately 100,000 revelers will be attending the four day festival.
With the increase in drug related deaths and crimes at several festivals, it is good to see that the authorities are taking measures to try and prevent such incidents from happening.