Police File 116 Charges Against SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Concert-Goers

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, an undercover police operation at the Sounds of the Underground concert Thursday (June 30) outside the Joel Coliseum Annex led to charges against 60 people, Winston-Salem police said yesterday.

Most of the charges were for drug possession.

Officers and agents from Forsyth Municipal ABC Law Enforcement issued 116 charges. Most were misdemeanors. Police Capt. David Clayton said that police cited or arrested people for possession of marijuana, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, Xanax and Ritalin, he said.

The Sounds of the Underground concert featured more than 20 bands, including LAMB OF GOD, CLUTCH, OPETH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and DEVILDRIVER.

Staff at the Joel Coliseum asked police for the undercover operation, Clayton said. "Most of the folks that we dealt with were from out of town and, in fact, out of state," he said.

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