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RCMP have arrested four people at the Boonstock Music Festival in Sturgeon County.

Officials said members were on patrol in the festival campground early  Sunday when they noticed a suspicious vehicle.

“When they approached the vehicle a bag of drugs was thrown out of the  vehicle. The people inside were detained and the vehicle was searched,” Sgt.  Mark Mathias said.

After searching the vehicle, police said they found a loaded semi-automatic  handgun, a can of bear spray, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and MDMA.

 

Boonstock, 2013

Police said they were better staffed to handle the amount of complaints at  this year’s Boonstock Music Festival near Gibbons

 

 

Three men and one woman were arrested without incident.

Police said this year they were better prepared to respond to calls at the  event.

“We can send teams to investigate matters right on the spot and get it dealt  with.”

As the festival grows, an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 expected this year,  organizers told CTV News they were pleased with how it all came together.

“I’m very grateful the way this event has been executed,” Colin Kobza  said.

“For the most part everybody has kept it together and taken care of  themselves.”

Sgt. Mathias said the final hurdle would be getting everyone on their way  Monday morning as Highway 28 and Highway 28A were congested over the festival  weekend.

“They were backed up for kilometres and that created some real serious safety  concerns.”

Police will be on site to help keep the traffic flowing but have advised  motorists there will likely be delays in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/four-arrested-at-boonstock-music-festival-1.1347756

 

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