Cow Palace Rave Ends in Arrests, ER and Death
One young man died following Saturday night's rave at the Cow Palace.
Police say Anthony Mata, 23, from Santa Clara died after ingesting tainted drugs. They said he also showed signs that he hit his head in a fall, but say that was not enough to kill him.
He was one of about a dozen people who ended up in San Francisco and San Mateo County emergency rooms following the annual electronic music festival "etd.POP 2010." Most of the young people who were taken to the hospital became sick after ingesting tainted drugs.
Officials can't release the condition of those in the hospital, but Bay City News quoted one health official who said some may have life threatening illnesses. As of Monday midday, five remain in critical condition.
Along with the medical emergencies, police arrested 68 adults and five juveniles for allegedly possessing or selling drugs. The adults were booked in jail and the juveniles were given court dates after being released to their parents.
By LORI PREUITT
Updated 10:17 AM PDT, Mon, May 31, 2010