During the first weekend of Coachella, there were about 125 people that were arrested. However, things looked a lot different during the second weekend, when there were 152 arrests, thus bringing the total number of arrests for this year’s edition of the festival to 277. Apparently, as police revealed most of these arrests were for drug possession, but there were also alcohol-related arrests, as well as theft and fake ID-related.
As it was reported by the Desert Sun, on the second weekend, 76 people were charged for suspicion of possessing or selling drugs, 37 arrests were made for alcohol-related infractions involving minors with fake IDs or people providing minors with alcohol. Another 25 arrests were made for public intoxication, 7 were made for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, 6 people were arrested for stealing cell phones and 1 was charged for making criminal threats.
The number of arrests from 2017 is a little bit bigger than the one from the previous year.