Dogs sniff out over 100 at festival

Last updated 01:09 09/12/2013

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More than 100 people have been arrested following a police blitz on drugs at Melbourne's Stereosonic music festival.

Sniffer dogs were out in force at the two-day event, with police arresting 64 people on Saturday and 75 people on Sunday.

Ten people were charged after officers detected drugs including ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine and cannabis.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Pilkington said it was disappointing so many people were risking their lives by taking drugs.

“We will continue to work closely with event organisers to try and limit these substances at events,” he said.

Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds, the annual music festival was expected to attract about 50,000 people.

As attendees flooded the streets of Ascot Vale, many wearing tie-dyed clothes and floral headbands, local footpaths and gutters became littered with empty alcohol bottles.

The event was headlined by artists Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta and Calvin Harris.

-The Age

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