Drugs charges at Deniliquin Blues and Roots Festival

POLICE have arrested 26 people on drugs charges at the Deniliquin Blues and Roots Festival during the Easter weekend.

Seven people were cautioned, while the remaining 19 were charged with the possession of cannabis.

Another festival goer was caught driving with a mid-range blood alcohol level when leaving the event that ran on Saturday and Sunday.

Deniliquin police Acting Insp Trent Swinton said there were no further reports of trouble from the event which was attended by up to 6000 people.

“We were very happy with patrons’ behaviour from those attending the festival as well as while they were in the Deniliquin township,” he said.

“There were no assaults seen by police or reported to police, so that was very pleasing.”

However, Insp Swinton said police were disappointed there had been 76 arrests.