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November 19, 2018

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More than 400,000 attended Electric Daisy Carnival

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Steve Marcus

A woman takes view of Tiesto during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday morning, May 20, 2018.

2018 EDC: Night 2

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Metro Police say they made a couple dozen drug-related arrests the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, which drew more than 135,000 people Sunday to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Total attendance for the three-day electronic dance music festival was estimated at 411,400, in line with the past three years.

Police made 28 felony arrests — all narcotics-related — at the festival late Sunday night and early Monday. Police made 38 arrests last year and a record 40 arrests in 2016 at the final EDC session. Police reported 90 felony narcotics arrests for the three-day event.

Police also made two misdemeanor arrests Sunday. Police said they made no DUI arrests and that there were no major traffic accidents at or around the speedway.

A total of 166 people were removed from the festival’s final night for a total of 263 ejections for the weekend, according to Insomniac Productions, the Los Angeles-based company that owns and operates EDC. That’s down from 282 ejections last year.

The Clark County Fire Department said it could not provide the number of medical calls and people taken to hospitals from the festival. Jeff Buchanan, a fire department spokesman, said those number would not be available for an “unspecified amount of time.”

An Insomniac representative was unavailable for comment.