(UPDATE) Police: Man Found with 28 Grams of Mushrooms at Phish Concert

A total of 32 people were arrested at the two-day Phish concert series.

A New Jersey man was arrested Tuesday night at the after allegedly being found with more than 28 grams of psilocybin mushrooms during a Phish concert.

According to New York State Police, at 6:31 p.m., troopers patrolling outside the theater at Jones Beach during observed a man in a gray Jeep in possession of a marijuana cigarette.

Darryll Vanwinkle, 23, of Morris Plains, was also found with 28 grams of psilocybin mushrooms in his vehicle, police said.

Vanwinkle was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class A felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was held for arraignment in Nassau County First District Court.

Vanwinkle was just one of 32 people arrested between Tuesday and Wednesday during the two-day Phish concert series.

Troopers patrolling the area outside Jones Beach Theatre during the Phish concerts made the following arrests:

  • 17 Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Arrests
  • 6 Misdemeanor Drug Possession Arrests
  • 5 Underage Drinking Arrests
  • 2 DWIs
  • 1 Felony Marijuana Possession Arrest
  • 1 Felony Controlled Substance Possession (Mushrooms) Arrest

Phish concerts are widely known for their drug use. In 2010, 64 people were arrested and more then $250,000 in drugs were seized at a Phish concert in Atlantic City.

According to Press of Atlantic City in November of 2010:

Some people's idea of a good time included 70 tanks of nitrous oxide, more than 550 grams of marijuana, about 135 grams of mushrooms and more than 100 pills of various prescription narcotics, along with brownies, cookies and Rice Krispies treats laced with marijuana. Police also confiscated 21 cookies containing LSD.

The arrest information was supplied by the New York State Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

Patrick July 06, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I was just thinking the pizza would have been fabulous. DeeJorge, thats right, blame anyone but the people involved, it has to be the band, team, other kids, etc. Can;t wait till your spawn shows up one night, bombed, and you blame the neighbor, or his/her friends, or someone else, because it certainly couldn't be your fault, you are the best parent in the world, right. You are a parent of a teenager, right?
old miller July 06, 2012 at 01:58 AM
"Vagrants"? Right, because there aren't any teenagers in Wantagh and Seaford who smoke weed and do mushrooms.... only the out-of-towners. That's why two "tobacco-only" head shops have opened up within two blocks of the Wantagh train station. But we'll worry about the possibility that a cabaret may open where a woman may be clad in a bikini... just 5 miles from the beach.
Thomas July 06, 2012 at 02:30 AM
What is wrong with a head shop?
old miller July 06, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Nothing, I guess, for those who tend to pick and choose where and when they are going to impose their moral code on others.
Troy Anaasthesia November 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
This is f&cking America, if you want to do 70 tanks of nitrous and smoke a 550 gram spliff, so effing what. They should be worried more about people's health and safety rather than ruining lives because someone wanted to have some weekend fun in Atlantic City.


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