Schoolies arrested on drug charges
WET weather has failed to deter Schoolies, with larger than normal crowds spilling into the streets for the first night of celebrations. But several school leavers found themselves under arrest.
Police say the number of teenagers partying in the hub was larger than that of the first night of 2017 celebrations, despite the downpour which played havoc with other events.
Six schoolies, including three males and three females, were arrested overnight on nine charges, the majority of which were for drug possession.
The number of arrests match those of the first night of 2017 celebrations.
Police say they were generally pleased with the behaviour of schoolies, with only a small number of the large crowd coming to their attention.
There were 21 people arrested on 31 charges which were non-schoolies.
The majority of the non-schoolies arrested related to drug offences.