DPD: Weekend total for 4/20 rally citations, arrests 130
DENVER — After issuing a total of 32 citations and arrests at Saturday’s 4/20 rally, police maintained a heavy presence Sunday in downtown Denver.
Shortly before 2 p.m., the Denver Police Department tweeted that law enforcement has issued seven citations for public consumption of pot, three of which were given to out-of-state visitors.
After the passing of 4:20 p.m., Police tweeted out another update, stating that authorities had issued 37 citations: 31 for public consumption of marijuana, three for detox and four for other offenses.
Law enforcement continued to update via Twitter.
At about 5:27 p.m., DPD said that officers had issued 63 citations and arrests, 47 of which were for public consumption of pot.
Channel 2 News’ Julie Hayden said in a tweet that the overall mood at Sunday’s event was “pretty mellow.”
In total, police said 130 citations and arrests were made over the weekend, and 22 people went to jail.
The fine for public consumption of marijuana is $150, said DPD.
Denver Health told Channel 2 News that paramedics responded to 30 requests for medical assistance during the 4/20 events. Eighteen individuals were transported to area hospitals and four were taken to detox.
Paramedics said most calls were for people who had consumed too much marijuana, though some had also consumed alcohol and were possibly suffering from dehydration.
One individual sought medical help after consuming pot edibles, said Denver Health.