Parents need to be aware of the type of illegal activities that occurs at these type of gathering. Sexual assaults, rapes, overdoses, drugs, alcohol abuse, thefts, and firearms violations. The sale of drugs at these parties is so prevalent that at this particular Rave party drugs were offered to a local off duty emergency medical service personnel who were contracted to be there. In addition two security personnel hired by the promoter were arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy (1)
And if you want to get high, then fine. Do it. But do it with full understanding that you are breaking the law and accept the consequences. It's like choosing to speed or run a red light. Or choosing to urinate outside. It's a cost-benefit analysis. (2)
a large event like this might bring out a large "let's score some E and watch babes dance topless," contigent that could be difficult to manage. However plenty of punk, metal and rap shows could draw a similar contingent.
Respond to a minor infraction with overwhelming force
1) From several previous experiences with Rave parties of this size, a large amount of drug use and underage consumption of alcohol occur. In addition reports of sexual assaults, overdoses, firearm violations, vehicle burglaries, and numerous individuals drive from the party under the influence of alcohol and or drugs.
2) Utah County Sheriff's Office Detectives interviewed several females that had attended a prior rave party in the Utah county area in the past month that had been sexual assaulted.
3) In the last year alone one near fatal shooting was investigated by Utah County Sheriff's Office at a similar party.
Major Crimes observed numerous illegal activities. Which included illegal use of drugs, distribution of drugs, and underage consumption of alcohol.
weapons offenses, DUI, illegal underage consumption of alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of ecstasy, distribution of ecstasy, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and disorderly conduct.
Frequently raves (more commonly when they're held illegally) will send out a flyer weeks in advance with a phone number on it. The day of the event the phone number goes live with directions to the venue. I'm guessing that's what happened. Sometimes it's also done because the promoters haven't yet figured out where they're going to hold it or just for fun.
It is true that large numbers of people initially used all manner of drugs in excess years ago while at gatherings. However, true fans, the oldest members of "tribes" or "scenes" left their excesses long ago and truly embraced music and dance over excess and abuse.
No person shall permit, maintain, promote, conduct, advertise, act as entrepreneur, undertake, organize, manage, or sell or give tickets to an actual or reasonably anticipated assembly of two hundred fifty or more people which continues or can reasonably be expected to continue for twelve (12) or more consecutive hours, whether on public or private property unless a license to hold the assembly has first been issued by the County Commissioners. (pdf)
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