Man Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Charge After Death at 2013’s Electric Zoo Festival
On Sept. 1, 2013, organizers canceled the Electric Zoo music festival due to a pair of drug-related deaths. In an official statement, the New York City-based event's staff said, “During the first two days of the Electric Zoo music festival, two concert-goers have died and at least four others became critically ill and have been placed in intensive care at area hospitals.”
As the New York Times reports, the man who bought the drugs that led to one of the deaths pleaded guilty to a narcotics charge today (Dec. 11). As it goes, the man, 24-year-old Patrick Morgan, admitted that he knew he was “acting illegally when he agreed to obtain some Ecstasy pills for a friend in August 2013.”
Morgan's friend was 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ who had a seizure and died after taking the pills. According to the Times, Morgan will likely face less than a year in prison.