Young woman busted with 879 MDMA tablets at Sydney dance party

Police have charged 35 people following a drug detection operation at a dance party in Moore Park on Saturday night.

The dance party commenced at 3.30pm, with about 5,000 people attending.

Officers attached to Surry Hills Local Area Command, with the assistance of the Dog Unit, conducted a drug detection operation during the event.


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During the course of the operation, 35 people were arrested and charged, with drug-related offences, including seven charged with supply.

Some of the alleged offences included:

– A 20-year-old woman was allegedly found with 879 capsules of drugs believed to be MDMA (‘ecstasy’) on her. She was charged with supply commercial quantity of drugs.

– A 21-year-old man was allegedly found with 200 capsules of drugs believed to be MDMA (‘ecstasy’) on him. He was charged with supply indictable quantity of drugs and was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 12 January 2015.

– A 19-year-old man was allegedly found with 103 capsules of drugs believed to be MDMA (‘ecstasy’) on him. He was charged with supply indictable quantity of drugs and was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 14 January 2015.

During the operation police received reports that three people were treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital.

One of the three, a girl believed to be aged in her 20s, remains in hospital. The other two were later released.

The operation has once again prompted police to remind the community about the dangers of taking illicit drugs.

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