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Police working hard to keep EDC drug-free

Posted at 11:45 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 02:45:09-04
Party-goers wearing sci-fi costumes, others wearing barely anything at all, are expected to pack the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a dizzying carnival of art and electronic dance music.
DJ's from all over the world are spinning everything from electro to techno, from trance to trip-hop on 8 massive stages.
Tania Contreras is here for the first time.
“I like the music. I really do,” Contreras said.
Temperatures will top 100 degrees this weekend. Contreras knows you have to be careful and drink lots of water in the searing desert heat.
“Everyone should be safe,” Contreras said. “I’m definitely doing that. That’s why I’m here at the store to get some water.”
If you’re thinking about getting high on anything other than the music think again.
“We’re going to have 400 officers each day with numerous undercover officers in the crowd as well as narcotics drug detection dogs,” said Capt. Brian Greenway with Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Police will be in the crowd to crack down on drugs like molly or ecstasy.
“You can’t bring it in. You can’t do it in there,” said Maxwell Valle, another party goer.
More than 400,000 people are expected to cram into the Speedway this weekend.
If don’t want to get stuck in traffic, avoid the area around the track altogether.