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September 21, 2018

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Police: 33 arrests on first day of EDC in Las Vegas

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Yasmina Chavez

Festivalgoers walk past The Hexatron art installation by artist Mark Lottor during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway, Friday, May 18, 2018.

2018 EDC: Night 1

Festivalgoers take a photo at a selfie spot during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway, Friday, May 18, 2018. Launch slideshow »

Metro Police arrested 33 festival-goers during the first session of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, the department said this morning.

Metro said there were 29 felony narcotics arrests and three misdemeanor arrests of the estimated 137,500 attendees. One driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The number is on par with the average number of daily EDC arrests the last three years, which ranged from 25 to 35 total daily arrests, nearly all for possession or use of illegal drugs.

There were no fatalities, either on the road or at the festival, police said.

Insomniac Productions, the Los Angeles company that owns and operates EDC, said 32 people were ejected on Friday

This is the 22nd anniversary of EDC and the eighth straight year its been hosted in Las Vegas. The three-day festival continues tonight and Sunday.