Forty Arrested For Drugs At Concert At Mississippi State University

(Starkville-AP) -- Over 40 people were arrested on drug charges during a performance by the band Widespread Panic on the campus of Mississippi State University, authorities say.

University officials said it is doubtful the group will perform on campus in the future because of the drug problems that occurred during the Wednesday concert.

State narcotics agents arrested 19 people on felony charges of selling drugs. That's according to Craig Taylor, acting agent in charge of the bureau's Starkville district. Taylor says there were also 24 misdemeanor drug arrests and 11 alcohol related arrests at the concert.

Attendance at the concert was around six-thousand.

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