Eugene police arrested nine for small-scale drug sales, but Lt. Eric Mellgren said the force was not pressing it. Police were surprised by the prevalence of LSD, something rarely seen in Eugene. From what Mellgren saw, however, the "reputation has proven accurate, that Deadheads will engage in some drug use."
Fans Know Limits
At the same time, the band's medical staff reported more problems with heat exposure than with freakouts and overdoses. Several sources said drug problems are far less prevalent at Dead concerts than at other rock shows, perhaps because Dead fans are older and know their limits better.