Widespread OD's, Arrests, and One Death at the Electric Daisy Carnival
[Deputy Chief Pat] Gannon indicated it was common knowledge there could be trouble, given that such events are notorious for illicit drug use.
"When you hire two dozen private ambulances to show up to deal with overdoses, you know there is going to be a significant problem," Gannon told the Los Angeles Times.
Officials at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have initiated a temporary ban on raves.
Tuesday's death was the latest in a string of high-profile problems at raves at public venues. Earlier this year, at least 18 drug overdoses tied to ecstasy were reported at a New Year's Eve rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, next to the Coliseum. And two men died of suspected drug overdoses during a Memorial Day weekend rave at the Cow Palace in Daly City, south of San Francisco.