Two die, 20 fall ill at music festival
Drugs, alcohol are called widespread at Mansfield event
Two people died and about 20 were hospitalized when an electronic music tour rolling through North America erupted into a dangerous frenzy of drugs and alcohol at the Comcast Center in Mansfield Thursday. Mansfield Police Chief Arthur M. O’Neill said Friday that alcohol and drugs — including PCP, LSD, ecstasy, and marijuana — were pervasive at the Identity Festival concert, which ran from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the popular venue. Forty-five people were also arrested on various drug and alcohol charges, O’Neill said.