Cops: Leave the Weed at Home, Phish Fans

Indio police remind concertgoers that marijuana is frowned upon


Indio police are giving Phish fans a courtesy warning now: They will ruin your buzz and arrest you for marijuana.

Phish Festival 8 is scheduled for Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. As with many Phish concerts, marijuana sometimes makes an appearance.

"Yeah, there's going to be a lot of it," Phish fan and blogger, Samuel Martin, told the Desert Sun.

"(But) it's not like there's going to be a truckload of drug addicts coming to town," he told the newspaper.

Truckloads or not, police will be on the lookout, the Desert Sun reported:

Violators may face a $100 to $500 fine and/or up to a year in Riverside County jail.

"The bottom line is just don't do it," Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said. "Don't make it a memorable experience in the county jail."

Tickets are still available.

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