Friday, November 12, 2010

Schwagstock site busted by the DEA!

Posted By on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:16 AM

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Nothing in the entire universe is more aptly named than Schwagstock. It is literally the schwag of hippie festivals. It's run by the guy in the Grateful Dead cover band the Schwag, and it's held in the butthole of Missouri

Not to hate on Schwagstock or the idea of schwag. Sometimes it's nice to know schwag is around, like when your guy's guy gets busted on the way back from Boulder and everybody you know is dry so you call your cousin who's in high school and all he can get is schwag and you're like, "I'll take ANYTHING." 


Ahem. Yesterday, our sister paper in St. Louis, the Riverfront Times, posted a hell of a report on its music blog about Camp Zoe, the property where the festival is held, being busted earlier in the week by the DEA. Check it:
The DEA, Missouri State Highway Patrol and U.S. Attorney's Office are trying to seize Camp Zoe, a 350-acre campground in central Missouri that hosts the music gathering Schwagstock -- after a four-year-long investigation allegedly uncovered rampant drug use and sales on the property.

According to a complaint filed November 8 in Eastern Missouri District Court, "over the past several years law enforcement agents have specifically observed the open sales of cocaine, marijuana, LSD (acid), ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms, opium and marijuana-laced food products by individuals attending the music festival and made multiple undercover purchases of illegal drugs."
Read the whole thing here. Big ups to RFT on some excellent reporting.

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