Drug overdose fails to deter party goers at Stereosonic

The tragic death of 19-year old Georgina Bartter has failed to deter party goers at Stereosonic in Sydney on the weekend.

Bartter died of a suspected drug overdose last month at the Harbourlife festival in Sydney, sparking a massive crackdown on pills at festivals.

Police warned festival goers that a high-visibility police operation was going to be in place over the weekend, involving police from the South West Metropolitan Region, the Dog Unit, including drug-detection dogs; Public Order and Riot Squad.


The South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli said although festival goers were warned that police would be targeting illegal drug use and supply, this was disappointingly ignored by many.

There were 196 people found in possession of prohibited drugs at the festival, including MDMA, cocaine, cannabis, GHB and Ketamine.

Stereosonic is hitting Brisbane this weekend (Saturday 6 December 2014 and Sunday 7 December) at Brisbane Showgrounds and festival goers have been warned, Queensland police have one priority – cracking down on drug use and supply.