13 Teens Hospitalized for Alcohol Poisoning After Snoop Dogg Concert - NBC 10 Philadelphia

13 Teens Hospitalized for Alcohol Poisoning After Snoop Dogg Concert



    Snoop Dogg Concert Scare: 13 Teens Hospitalized in NY

    Police and paramedics scrambled Tuesday night after getting reports of fans passing out at a Snoop Dogg concert at Jones Beach Amphitheater on Long Island. Authorities say 13 fans were rushed to hospitals via ambulance because of alcohol intoxication. More were treated at the theater. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016)

    Police arrested 75 people at a Long Island Snoop Dogg concert where 10 underage concertgoers were taken to the hospital for drug overdoses and drunkenness, authorities said.

    State parks authorities said that people were arrested on underage drinking, DWI and drug use and possession charges after the concert at the Jones Beach Ampitheater on Tueday night. 

    "People who jeopardize public safety with underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and illegal drug use or possession will not be tolerated," parks officials said in a statement.

    Police and paramedics scrambled to amphitheater on Tuesday night amid reports that fans were passing out, with one 15-year-old girl said to be unresponsive. 

    Seven of the 10 teens who were hospitalized have since been released, officials said. Three remain at the hospital for alcohol poisoning and drug overdose treatments.

    Sources told NBC 4 New York that even more underage concertgoers were treated at the venue. 

    Concertgoer Lauren Gerry was in line for the bathroom when she noticed someone who appeared to be sick. 

    "One of them said that they were throwing up," Gerry said. "They said, 'Hold on one second, I'm sorry.'" 

    Gerry said she didn't see the group ever leave the restroom.

    NBC 4 New York has reached out to Snoop Dogg's management company for comment.