Jul 28, 2014

(UPDATE) Police: Man Found with 28 Grams of Mushrooms at Phish Concert

A total of 32 people were arrested at the two-day Phish concert series.

(UPDATE) Police: Man Found with 28 Grams of Mushrooms at Phish Concert

A New Jersey man was arrested Tuesday night at the after allegedly being found with more than 28 grams of psilocybin mushrooms during a Phish concert.

According to New York State Police, at 6:31 p.m., troopers patrolling outside the theater at Jones Beach during observed a man in a gray Jeep in possession of a marijuana cigarette.

Darryll Vanwinkle, 23, of Morris Plains, was also found with 28 grams of psilocybin mushrooms in his vehicle, police said.

Vanwinkle was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class A felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was held for arraignment in Nassau County First District Court.

Vanwinkle was just one of 32 people arrested between Tuesday and Wednesday during the two-day Phish concert series.

Troopers patrolling the area outside Jones Beach Theatre during the Phish concerts made the following arrests:

  • 17 Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Arrests
  • 6 Misdemeanor Drug Possession Arrests
  • 5 Underage Drinking Arrests
  • 2 DWIs
  • 1 Felony Marijuana Possession Arrest
  • 1 Felony Controlled Substance Possession (Mushrooms) Arrest

Phish concerts are widely known for their drug use. In 2010, 64 people were arrested and more then $250,000 in drugs were seized at a Phish concert in Atlantic City.

According to Press of Atlantic City in November of 2010:

Some people's idea of a good time included 70 tanks of nitrous oxide, more than 550 grams of marijuana, about 135 grams of mushrooms and more than 100 pills of various prescription narcotics, along with brownies, cookies and Rice Krispies treats laced with marijuana. Police also confiscated 21 cookies containing LSD.

The arrest information was supplied by the New York State Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

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