Each year, the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI brings tens of thousands of music fans for two weekends a year. An entire city pops up seemingly out of nowhere to listen to jam bands and electronic music, and camp in the forest near Lake Michigan.
It also brings hundreds of uniformed cops and an undercover narcotics team looking to bust people primarily for selling or using drugs like cocaine, and all types of psychedelics such as ecstasy, LSD, and mushrooms. The atmosphere of trippy music, and intentional vibe of weirdness does attract people looking to trip through the forest. And the cops know that. [Read more…]