A 25 year old woman has passed away after allegedly ingesting ecstasy at the Sydney leg of the Stereosonic festival over the weekend. Another woman, aged 22, was left in an induced coma.
The woman, who was from Oyster Bay, was rushed to Concord Hospital after taking the pill but later died. According to The Daily Telegraph friends of the girl told police she had taken a ‘tablet’.
Over 48 000 punters attended Stereosonic Sydney at Olympic Park on Saturday November 28. A major police operation, involving members of the South West Metropolitan Region, the Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Public Order and Riot Squad, Traffic and Highway Patrol, and Police Transport Command, was underway to ensure the safety of the event.
The 22 year old woman who was placed in a coma was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition. 69 people were charged with drug supply and possession offences, while 23 others have been issued cannabis cautions.
Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli, commander of the police operation, expressed they were disappointed at the behaviour of many revellers.
“The police operation is about minimising harm and providing a safe and secure environment for revellers to have a good time. This number is alarming and disappointing, especially after we warned revellers about the dangers of drug use”.