Chances are if you’re toting an ample supply of hash candy bars to a music festival, a run-in with the law can ruin your entire day.
Two people from Colorado were arrested in Michigan this week after police discovered approximately 11 pounds of hash candy bars in the couple’s motor home. According to Grand Rapids, Mich., television station WOOD-TV, the bust went down in Casco Township during a traffic stop when Allegan County deputies saw the driver pull something out of his pocket and toss it into the back of the motor home. A search of the vehicle turned up 48 hash bars and 42 hash balls which the couple allegedly planned to sell at the Electric Forest festival taking place in Rothbury this weekend.
If the name “Rothbury” rings a bell it’s probably because you remember the Rothbury music festival that took place in the northern part of the state’s lower peninsula in 2008 and 2009. One of the companies behind Rothbury – Madison House Presents – created the Electric Forest Festival and located it at the Double JJ Resort, the same place that used to host Rothbury. Running now through July 3 the festival’s inaugural lineup includes The String Cheese Incident, Tiesto, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, REO Speedwagon and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
But don’t expect hash candy bars and hash balls to be among the goodies offered by the festival’s vendors. The television station reports the couple was allegedly planning on selling the contraband for $5 each and that they had plenty of extra hashish and marijuana to make more sweet-and-sticky psychoactive confections if needed.
At this time the two alleged “candy” concessionaires are cooling their heels in the Allegan County Jail and facing possession with intent to deliver charges. So far there’s been no word regarding what happened to their Electric Forest tickets.
Click here to read WOOD-TV’s complete report.