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Several drug arrests related to Wormtown music festival

GREENFIELD — Police made several arrests Saturday related to the semi-annual Wormtown weekend outdoor music festival at Camp Kee-wanee.

On Saturday, motorist Jonathan Hebert, 21, of Chicopee, was arrested after a traffic stop on Conway Street en route to Wormtown, on a charge of possession of cocaine, and having defective motor vehicle equipment, police reported.

A passenger in the vehicle was Clinton Racine, 33, of Granby, who was charged with possession of a class A drug, ketamine, possession of homemade fireworks, and carrying a dangerous weapon, a double edged knife.

Also on Saturday, Christopher Harvey, 43, of Waterbury, Vt., was arrested on a warrant at Wormtown, and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of hashish, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Also on Saturday, David Williams, 26, of Ludlow, was charged with possession of ketamine.

Despite the plethora of drug charges that have occurred during this semi annual gathering over the years, the City of Greenfield continues to allow this festival to operate despite very vocal protests from the homeowners/taxpayers. But as the promoter said to me during the Memorial Day Weekend gathering after a confrontation concerning music occurring after permit hours, "We are not going anywhere. We have too much work to do at Camp Kiwanee." Apparently the "gifts" to the camp and the extra money that flows into Greenfield is more important than the concerns for the locals in the immediate area and it appears that the influx of drugs is alright, too. Wake up License and Permit Board. WormTown needs to be shut down permanently. Greenfield is better than this.

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