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Busy weekend in Milam County

For a weekend in which an estimated 35,000 persons jammed into South Milam County for a major music festival, things went pretty well for a beefed-up law enforcement corps.

“ Things actually went pretty well, considering how busy it was,” Chief Deputy Chris White said.

“I don’t think there were any major traffic tie-ups, although of course there were a huge amount of vehicles on the farm-market roads in the area.”

A total of 71 drug arrests were made for a variety of substances. See jail log below and Rockdale Police Report at left for details.

The sheriff’s department was called to a death early Sunday morning in an RV parking lot across FM 908 from the Nocturnal Wonderland event. See story, page 1A.

Deputies fielded 10 “loud music” calls during the weekend.

In addition to the usual law enforcement officers in the county, the Department of Public Safety called in several out-of-county trooper to assist with traffic and law enforcement issued during the weekend.

Non drug-related calls during the past week included the following:

• 7:35 p.m. Thursday, water break/ leak, Northwood Drive, Thorndale area.

• 3:52 p.m. Friday, stolen fourwheeler, CR 330.

• 12:23 p.m. Saturday, missing horse, FM 2095, Gause area.

• 5:14 a.m. Sunday, burglary, FM 908, north of Rockdale.

• 11:28 a.m. Sunday, power line down, FM 437, Thorndale area.


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