I am advised:
In addition to user pays policing, 194 additional police attended the event
over 2,100.5 policing hours.
For policing provided at the event the promoter reimbursed the NSW Police
No searches were undertaken based solely on a drug dog indication. 355
searches undertaken at Defqon 1 were based upon police establishing reasonable
grounds following drug dog indications, observations made by police, the
demeanour of the person searched, further investigations and questioning by
police. A number of persons searched admitted to of having been in possession
of or in contact with illicit drugs within the previous 48 hours.
Searches resulted in illicit drugs being located on 70 occasions and 9 of
those were for supply.
10 people were denied entry for reasons including intoxication and
Police at the event were not provided with any specific directions in
relation to the stall referred to in the question.