Wednesday, August 19, 2015
12 Arrested For Selling And Distributing Laughing Gas After Concert
COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A major drug bust at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Police seize cash and tanks of laughing gas at a concert, arresting 12 people accused of selling the chemical.
Christie Ileto with details.
One concertgoer says distributors were filling balloons with the chemical and selling them to people leaving. Police say the suspects routinely target large concerts.
What started as a night of chords and high notes at a Phish concert ended with police busting 12 people outside Merriweather Post Pavilion for possession and distribution of nitrous oxide — also known as laughing gas — a chemical that can be mind altering when inhaled.
“These suspects are part of an organized group that travels the East Coast distributing this drug at different concerts,” said Lori Boone, Howard County Police Department.
Cash, 32 tanks and cars are seized.
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