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10 Drug Arrests at Lollapalooza in Chicago

August 5, 2013

At least 10 people faced felony drug charges Sunday related to Lollapalooza in Cook County Bond Court, including a Chicago man prosecutors say was carrying more than 150 pills of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy.

Sean Magee, 24, of the 6700 block of South Campbell Avenue, was making a hand-to-hand deal Friday afternoon at the three-day music festival when police officers first spotted him, prosecutors said. They later saw him offer another attendee "rolls," a slang term for Ecstasy, according to court records.

When authorities approached him, Magee ran away and tried to get a rid of a white bottle, the court records said.

Police found him in possession of 153 pills of MDMA -- worth more than $3,000 -- and a large bag containing seven smaller bags of marijuana, according to the court records.

Magee was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis, a felony count of manufacture or delivery of more than 15 Ecstasy pills and two felony counts of manufacture of delivery of cannabis. Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan set Magee's bail at $75,000.

Authorities also arrested Anthony Nelson, 24, of the 4300 block of West Fairfax Street in Oak Lawn, after he shouted, "Who wants molly?" on Saturday afternoon at Lollapalooza, according to prosecutors and court records. "Molly" is slang for MDMA.

A nearby officer responded to Nelson's inquiry and found four bags of MDMA in his front pocket, court records said. In total, Nelson allegedly had 27 pills of the substance.

Nelson was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

A Metra police officer found drugs on a Chicago teen who had ignored the officer's earlier warning about hopping the fence around Lollapalooza, prosecutors and court records said. Dylan Horach, 18, of the 3700 block of North Sacramento Avenue, tried again Saturday evening to cross the fence near the Van Buren Metra station and was arrested, according to the court records.

Horach had in his possession a hit of LSD and about 4 grams of a substance he told the officer he found on the beach, according to court records. The powder was heroin, the court records said.

Horach was charged with trespassing on state land, delivery of less than 5 grams of LSD and possession of a controlled substance. Sullivan set Horach's bail at $10,000.



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