DOZENS of people have been busted with drugs at an annual cannabis festival in northern NSW.
As many as 10,000 people attended the three-day MardiGrass event at Nimbin last weekend.
Police walked through the township with drug detection dogs and allegedly busted almost 40 people with prohibited substances, mainly cannabis.
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NSW Police said the operation was conducted “to ensure public safety and uphold the law”.
Eighteen people were charged with drug offences and given a date in court.
Nineteen others were issued with cannabis cautions.