Over 170 people charged with drug offences at 11-hour music festival

More than 200 people were charged with drug offences on New Year's Day - 173 at one music festival alone, police said.

A police operation at the Field Day Music Festival at The Domain on Monday lead to six arrests for allegedly supplying drugs, and 167 people being charged with possession.

Police said one 22-year-old man was allegedly found with 138 MDMA pills.

He was charged with supply prohibited drugs, deal in the proceeds of crime and resist arrest, and is due to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on February 14.

Six people were taken to hospital during the course of the day-long festival. Five were treated for drug-related health issues, police said, and one man injured his leg after allegedly climbing over a fence to enter the festival without a ticket.

More than 26,000 people attended the festival at The Domain, which went from midday to 11pm.

Festival organisers have been contacted for comment.

In a separate drug operation, officer from the North Shore Proactive Crime Team assisted by the Dog Unit searched more than 100 people at a North Sydney Hotel on Blue Street.

Police charged 54 people with possessing prohibited drugs, three were issued on-the-spot fines for refusing to leave a licensed premises when directed and one was issued an infringement notice for offensive behaviour.

More than 26,000 people attended the festival on New Year's Day. Photo: Sahlan Hayes

More than 26,000 people attended the festival on New Year's Day. Photo: Sahlan Hayes

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