RAVE: Festival goers at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce.
RAVE: Festival goers at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce. Contributed

BUSH RAVE: 52 drug charges at music festival near Warwick

A SLEW of charges including assault occasioning bodily harm and fraud were laid over the course of a four-day music festival where a man has been reported missing and two revellers were found dead in their tent on Monday morning.

The Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival attracted about 3500 people to Cherrabah Resort near Warwick for the Easter Long weekend.

Preliminary police data obtained by the Daily News has revealed a large number of arrests and charges laid over the five-day policing operation.

During and after the festival, officers conducted 1895 random breath tests and detected 29 drug driving offences.

Twenty-five people were charged with 52 drug related offences, including 28 charges of possessing dangerous drugs, 10 charges of possessing a thing under Drug Misuse Act and four charges of supplying a dangerous drug.

One person was charged with producing a dangerous drug.

Assault, fraud and contravention of a police direction were among other offences committed over the course of the festival, police will allege.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said traffic intercept sites were established on roads near the festival with drivers intercepted and random breath and or roadside drug tests conducted.

"Permits in relation to the festival were a matter between organisers, the property owner and the relevant local authorities," the spokesperson said.

"Local police liaised with festival organisers before the event."



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