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Saturday, June 10, 2006

More Wakarusa festival-goers arrested

Lawrence Journal World, KS

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol and agents with the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control at this year's Wakarusa Music Festival have arrested 20 people on either drug or alcohol-related charges.

This is the ABCs first year to participate in enforcement at the festival at Clinton State Park, and on the first day of the four-day music festival 13 people from out-of-town were arrested on underage drinking charges.

Troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol, who conducted three days of checklanes near I-70 and K-10, arrested three more people:

A 19-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin man was arrested on charges of possession of narcotics with the intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An 18-year-old Oconomowoc, Wis. man was arrested for possession with the intent to sell LSD, possession of marijuana, no tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

And a 19-year-old Madison, Wis. man was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies assisting with Thursday's traffic gridlock arrested three people stuck in a car on East 900 Road and Clinton Parkway. The deputy found the three men from New Mexico were in possession of marijuana and a substance suspected of being liquid hashish.

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