Behold readers of Amplify, recognize any of the four very sad faces above? Allow me to introduce you to this motley crew of non-violent offenders known as YOUR CUSTOMERS!
Over the weekend, a Gary Richards-less Holy Ship (now under the purview of Live Nation) was docked at Port Canaveral, Florida in Brevard County and swarming with cops who nabbed two dozen people on petty drug charges, often including possession of marijuana as well as cocaine and MDMA. Snared in the arrests was DJ Gina Turner (upper left hand corner), who was charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and was booked into the Brevard County Jail with a bond set at $15,000. Turner is the ex-wife of DJ Laidback Luke and the pair have a daughter together.
You can see the pictures of all the poor saps arrested here. Most of those busted were caught during random bag checks. About 4,000 people paid approximately $1,000-$1,500 for the cruise to the Bahamas with a second ship set to take off Wednesday. As usual, the music industry is stuck sitting on their hands, deflecting to a law enforcement apparatus it clearly needs for safety and security while continuing to indirectly sanction the pharmaceutical lifestyle it’s both a) selling and b) making millions from.
A second Holy Ship is set to sale from the same port on Wednesday. If you’re planning on attending this EDM cruise and have illegal contraband you plan to bring aboard, know that you’re likely to run into drug-sniffing dogs and random bag checks.