More Than Musical High At Vibes

From Bill Kaempffer, city police spokesman:

Police narcotics officers and state and federal partners made nearly two dozen felony drug arrests during the Gathering of the Vibes, confiscated significant quantities of drugs and seized almost $24,000.

“In total, the event was very successful. The feedback from people who attended was very positive,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. “A small fraction of the people came with bad intentions, and law enforcement had to intervene.”

Over the course of the four-day music festival, police arrested 23 people on felony drug charges and seized $23,837 and four vehicles. Investigators also seized significant amounts of illegal drugs and food items infused with hallucinogens and other drugs. More than 20,000 people attended the event.

The items included drug-laced lollipops and rice cereal treats, among others.

Police also seized amounts of marijuana, hashish, ecstasy, Ketamine (an animal tranquilizer), Xanax, narcotic painkillers, cocaine, LSD, heroin and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

The totals amounts are being calculated.

“This was a collaborative effort. Vibes security and law enforcement worked exceptionally well together this year ensuring that the people who came to enjoy the music could do just that,” said Gaudett. “A lot of work happened behind the scenes, with the cooperation of organizers, to make this event as safe as possible.”

Police continue to work with organizers to minimize disruption to people in the community who host this event.



  1. *** While they’re calculating the total amounts from the drug bust let’s not forget the total amounts from city O.T. in general in comparison to what the city actually gets for hosting the Vibes, no? ***

  2. LocoEyes

    12:02 AM on August 3, 2013
    My comment (Loco Eyes) @ CTpost

    Can you believe the CtPost? You mean you have a three day event like this; arrest 23 people and confiscate a large amount of narcotics, vehicles, and money. But don’t write a single name of those arrested. Don’t tell me they were all minors. Had it been a person arrested at Marina Village or P.T. Barnum, we would all be reading a name and very likely looking at the mug shot.

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