GRANT COUNTY, Wash.—Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to 76 calls during the 2014 Paradiso concert that brought more than 25,000 people to the Gorge Amphitheatre.
An increased number of undercover and uniformed officers were on site after a man died and dozens of concertgoers were taken to the hospital for drug and alcohol related medical problems during the concert in 2013.
Authorities responded to fewer calls than they did in 2013, but booked the same number of people into jail during the festival both years. Of the 23 people booked into jail, most were arrested for drug related charges according to law enforcement. Officers arrested people for selling and distributing drugs such as Ecstacy, Molly, methamphetamine and psilocybin mushrooms.
The Sheriff’s Office said the majority of concertgoers were polite in 2014, aside from the small amount of people who were responsible for a small percentage of crime and bad behavior.