Jeffrey Russ

(credit: Electric Zoo / Facebook)

Man Pleads Guilty To Narcotics Charge In Electric Zoo Overdose Death

An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.

12/11/2014

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Electric Zoo Requires Attendees To Watch Anti-Drug Video To Gain Entry

The move comes after two festival attendees died at last year’s Electric Zoo, prompting the organizers to cancel the final day of the three-day event.

08/09/2014

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Upstate Man Charged In Connection With Overdose Death At NYC Music Festival

An upstate New York man was arrested Wednesday morning on narcotics charges in connection to the overdose death of another man at a New York City music festival, authorities said.

07/30/2014

Jeff Russ, left, and Olivia Rotondo (credit: Facebook)

Following Deaths, Electric Zoo Music Festival’s Final Day Called Off

The causes of death have not been officially determined, but the city said it appeared both involved the drug MDMA, known as ecstasy, or as molly in its powder or crystal form.

09/01/2013