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US CA: Fallout From Lightning In A Bottle Drug Busts Reaches

LA Weekly, 01 Aug 2013 – Los Angeles residents who attended the Lightning in a Bottle music and arts festival (July 11-15) in Riverside County and were arrested in a sophisticated sting for passing weed and party drugs to other friendly "attendees" – actually Special Investigations Bureau cops – are raising a stink after being slapped with serious drug charges and huge bond amounts. Several dozen guys were hauled to the Southwest County Detention Center near Temecula after an undercover operation by SIB, a task force of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Station, whose alleged nasty tactics, slurs and push for fairly extreme criminal charges have left attendees and their families crying foul.