Cops Nab $1.2M in Drugs at Phish Show

Cops also nab $68K cash, arrest 194
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2009 6:56 AM CDT
Fans enjoy the first concert by Phish in five years at the Hampton Coliseum for the first of three concerts by the reunited group Phish in Hampton, Va., Friday, March 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – Phish fans came prepared to the band’s reunion weekend, but many left empty-handed. Police seized about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash during the three-night event in Virginia, AP reports; they also arrested 194 fans, mostly for drug possession, use, and distribution. That’s about one arrest per officer, with nearly 200 on hand—paid for by Phish—to keep order.