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Over $40,000 worth of drugs were turned in at Bestival

As reported by the Guardian, concertgoers at this year’s Bestival in the UK turned in over $40,000 (£25,000) worth of illegal drugs to the festival’s amnesty bins.  Patrons were encouraged to turn in their drugs anonymously at the entrance to the site and those that did managed to avoid drug checks inside the festival.

The four-day event saw a total of 62 drug offenses as a result of 116 police enforced drug stops, resulting in a crime reduction of 12% from last year. In addition to the $40,000 worth of illicit substances that were turned in, an additional $30,000 worth of drugs were seized by police.

Photo Credit: Giles Smith

Via: The Guardian