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Police arrest over 50 at Mountain Jam festival

Wednesday - 6/11/2014, 7:16am  ET

HUNTER, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say more than 50 people were arrested over the weekend at the 10th annual Mountain Jam music festival.

Most were cited for possession or sale of a controlled substance, or marijuana possession. One was charged with obstructing governmental administration, another was cited for third- degree assault, and three others were arrested for resisting arrest.

All charges are misdemeanors.

Those arrested range in age from 18 to 56 and most are from the Northeast: 14 from upstate New York; nine from Connecticut; nine from the New York City area; five from Long Island; four each from Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; two each from Vermont and Virginia; and one each from Maine, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

The four-day festival at Hunter Mountain, near Woodstock, attracted about 25,000 people.


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