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Cops Seize $1.2 Million in Drugs From Phish Fans

194 fans arrested and more than $68,000 in cash confiscated at concert



    Under the Tucson Sun
    Phish fans left the show a little lighter, if not higher, than when they had arrived.

    HAMPTON, Va. — More than a few Phish fans left a weekend reunion show of the freeform band a bit lighter, if not higher, than they arrived.

    Police in the coastal Virginia city here said Monday they confiscated about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash from concertgoers.

    Police said they also arrested 194 Phish fans during the three-night celebration of the band's return to the stage after a nearly five-year absence. Most of the arrests were for drug possession, use and distribution.

    Nearly 200 law enforcement officers worked the weekend event, with the Vermont-based band picking up the tab.