29 charges at Electric Forest Festival

The Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury. (2011 file photo)
The Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury. (2011 file photo)

ROTHBURY, Mich. (WOOD) — Oceana County officials say this year’s Electric Forest Festival had among the fewest problems in the event’s history.

The music festival in Rothbury ran June 26 to June 29 this year.

Over the course of the event, five people were charged with a total of 11 felony counts, according to the Oceana County Prosecutor’s Office, and 10 people with a total of 18 misdemeanor counts.

Possession of cocaine and ecstasy, as well as one felonious assault charge, were among the felonies. Misdemeanor possession of nitrous was also often seen, prosecutors say. There was one case of resisting arrest.

There was a death on the last night of the festival: Brian Alan Brockette, 20, of Caledonia, was volunteering for an outside vendor at the festival when he died on Sunday night. The cause of that death is not yet known.

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