A Michigan man was arrested Saturday in connection with two dozen people overdosing on drug-laced candy at the EST Fest Music Festival in Richland County, officials said.
Matthew Gross, 28, of Ypsilanti, was booked into the Richland County Jail. Richland County Prosecutor Bambi Couch Page said Gross will likely face felony charges of drug trafficking and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff’s deputies are asking for a $50,000 bond to be set at Gross’ first court appearance.
The drug-laced candy was described in police reports as a 100-milligram packets of prescribed “medibles” called Nerd Ropes that included a Michigan doctor’s name on it.