Holmdel CDS Defense Lawyers – State Police arrest 20 at Phish concert for drug related crimes
Holmdel CDS Defense Lawyers
New Jersey State Police arrested 20 Phish fans nabbed with various hallucinogenic and illegal recreational drugs at the band’s concert Tuesday night at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. The 20 people were found in possession of or distributing hallucinogenic drugs including ketamine, LSD, Ecstasy and psilocybin — more commonly known as mushrooms, along with marijuana, cocaine and nitrous oxide gas, according to court documents. The busts came as part of a detail of State Police officers specifically assigned to the Phish concert. According to law enforcement, Phish fans are notorious for their use of mind-altering drugs, especially hallucinogenic substances.
Some of those arrested Tuesday night are:
— Patrick R. Blanke, 25, of Pelham, Mass., who is charged with possession of Ecstasy and possession and distribution of ketamine in the north overflow parking lot of the venue. He is being held in the Monmouth County Jail in Freehold Township on $15,000 full cash bail.
— John F. Cassidy, 19, of Ambler, Pa., who is charged with selling nitrous oxide contained in yellow balloons. He is being held in the county jail on $2,500 full cash bail.
— Casey R. Decker, 29, of Norwich, N.Y., who is charged with possession of psilocybin, a drug most commonly used in the form of “magic mushrooms.” He is being held in the county jail on $10,000 full cash bail.
— James J. Philbin, 33, of Dorchester, Mass., who is charged with various possession and distribution offenses related to marijuana, LSD, and Ecstasy. He remains held in the county jail on $40,000 full cash bail.
— Evan B. Seplow, 31, of Cedarhurst, N.Y., who is charged with possessing seven hits of LSD. He is being held in the county jail on $5,000 full cash bail.
— Joseph J. Washburn, 32, of Lahabra, Calif., who is charged with possession of about one gram of cocaine and the possession and distribution of 22 Ziploc bags containing marijuana. He is being held at the county jail on $10,000 full cash bail.
If you are arrested in Holmdel for possession or distribution of CDS, call the Holmdel, Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyers at 732-773-2768.