Coachella is up and running after a 2-year gap. While a lot of its fans are enjoying the music festival finally, the stats for the first week of the festival are out. It turns out that some of the attendees had run-in with the law, and many of them were caught with illegal substances.

TMZ reports that the Indio Police Department shared the details on the arrests they made in the weekend, which marked the first week for the festival. The number of arrests, when compared to the stats from the last instance of the festivals, were in fact higher.

Coachella attendees has had a lot of pent up energy as they went by the last two years without any huge music festivals. There has been a total of 112 arrests in the first week. This figure is 13% higher than the last year’s arrests, which were only 99.

The police also issued a lot more citations than 2019. They issued 72 citations, which is 41% more than the first weekend of Coachella 2019. 54 slips were given out to people who faked handicap placards, which the other 18 were given out when attendees parked in the handicap spots without any regard. The IPD has laid out the arrests for all their different causes.

There were 85 arrests this year which came out of drug/alcohol/intoxication busts. The arrests made for the possession of a fake ID were 15. There were three arrests for alleged possession of drugs for the purpose of selling and 9 property crimes.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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