Woman In Critical Condition After Suspected Drug Overdose At Field Day

2 January 2016 | 9:47 am | Staff Writer

Tragic news coming out of another music festival.

A woman is reportedly fighting for her life after a suspected drug overdose at Sydney's Field Day music festival yesterday.

According to The Daily Telegraph, it is believed that the 23-year-old woman took MDMA at event which took place at The Domain before she collapsed at around 10pm and was rushed to St Vincent's hospital where she is now in a critical condition. 

A hospital spokeswoman has confirmed a number of people believed to have overdosed were taken to the emergency department overnight, while more than 200 punters were treated by paramedics. 

It has also been reported that 184 festival-goers were charged with drug offences at the festival, which is 30 less than last year's event.

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Of those charged with offences, eight were charged with drug supply, while a 26-year-old was allegedly found with 100 ecstasy tablets and a 19-year-old man was also allegedly caught with 81 more.

Chief inspector Stuart Bell said of the number of charges, "[The] 184 drug-related arrests shows that there are still some who think they can get away with possessing and supplying drugs."

"We make no apologies for finding people who supply and possess drugs and putting them before the courts."

Field Day management are yet to comment on the reports. 

The arrests come just weeks after the annual Stereosonic festivals in which punters in Sydney and Adelaide died from drug use, while many more were charged with drug offences.