Two teenagers were arrested for drug trafficking on the second night of the Schoolies Festival, after police found 36 tablets believed to be ecstasy.
Police received information allegedly about a man driving a black ute who was selling drugs, and when the ute was found, a drug detection dog was used to help search the vehicle.
It was inside the ute where the tablets were found.
Following on from that, police searched a tent at a nearby caravan park and allegedly discovered more tablets and capsules.
A 19-year-old Greenwith man and an 18-year-old woman from Paradise were both arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled drug.
They both received bail and will face Victor Harbor Magistrates Court on January 7.
SAPOL’s Superintendent Mark Fairney was glad school leavers were calling out drug dealing.
“Police are very pleased that Schoolies are taking it upon themselves to report offences as serious as drug dealing, as it shows the majority of festival-goers do not want illicit drugs to be part of their weekend celebrations,” he said.
In a separate incident, police investigating an assault report at the festival site reported an 18-year-old man for aggravated assault after he began a fight with another person.
The Aldinga Beach man was evicted from the festival, and will face court at a later date.
There were 28 fines handed out on Saturday night for drinking in a dry zone – a drop from the 50-plus issued on the first day.