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46 arrests at 2016 Burning Man, mostly drug offenses

Posted at 10:43 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 01:43:04-04

Nevada authorities arrested about four dozen people at Burning Man this year, mostly for drug-related offenses.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the Pershing County Sheriff's Office has released a list of 46 arrests about two weeks after the Burning Man festival ended. The 70,000-person camp-out filled with large-scale art installations effectively creates a temporary city in the Black Rock Desert.
More than two-thirds of the people arrested were from California, but visitors from Spain, Italy and Mexico were also booked at the on-site jail. Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says marijuana was the most common drug found at Burning Man this year, followed by cocaine, ecstasy and acid.
Deputies also arrested a Utah man for attempted murder and a California man for battery with use of a deadly weapon.