Nineteen Drug Arrests After Fractalfest Music Festival

The Rensselaer County District Attorney and law enforcement recently announced another string of arrests stemming from Fractalfest, a 4-day music festival in Stephentown, New York.  Nineteen individuals were arrested following an investigation into drug distribution at the festival. The New York State Police, together with the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, found cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, doses of LSD, Ketamine, MDMA pills, marijuana and prescription pills being used and sold at Fractalfest. Some festival goers were arrested with gummy candies and lollipops.

Those who were arrested ranged in age from 17 – 60 years old, and hailed from Massachusetts, California, Iowa, and of course, New York State. The Fractalfest attendees who were arrested were charged with one or a combination of: felony drug sale (criminal sale of a controlled substance), felony drug possession (criminal possession of a controlled substance), and misdemeanor drug possession (criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree). These allegations are serious, and require an experienced criminal defense attorney that knows how to handle drug charges in New York State. Unfortunately, this type of arrest is seen at many festivals around New York State.

Popular events around New York such as Electric Zoo, Sterling Stage, Afropunk, and The Meadows, often see criminal possession and criminal sale charges arise from their attendees.

If you, or someone you know, was arrested at Fractalfest or any other music festival or concert this summer, call the Breslin Law Group, PLLC at (518) 650-3766, or submit your case information HERE.  Samuel Breslin handles all levels of drug cases, including criminal sale of a controlled substance (CSCS), criminal possession of a controlled substance (CPCS), unlawful possession of marijuana (UPM), and other felony and misdemeanor level drug offenses. Don’t let a drug charge ruin your chances at college or employment. Contact an Upstate New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Today.