A man from California was busted for allegedly selling drugs at the New York State Fair this weekend. Troopers with the New York State Police arrested the 27-year-old man on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Brian M. Johnston, who is from Elk Grove, California, was arrested for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a class “B” felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell, a class “B” felony.

The New York State Police Violent Gang & Narcotics Team was investigating the sales of narcotics on the fairgrounds. Troopers found 14 grams of cocaine, 5 ounces of cannabis, and over $3,200 cash on Johnston. He was taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center.

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You Can Smoke Weed At New York State Fair This Year

While selling marijuana (and other drugs) at the New York State Fair is illegal, if you smoke marijuana, you're able to do it legally. However, you don't have free reign to smoke wherever you want. The fair has six designated areas for smoking. These areas allow cigarette and cannabis smoke, in addition to anything else that is legal to smoke in New York.

Smoking is prohibited by law inside the Fair’s buildings and by policy at The Fair’s Chevy Court and Chevy Park concert venues. Beginning with the 2022 Fair, smoking will only be allowed in one of six confined areas designated for smoking as seen on this map. Any product that is legal to smoke in New York State can be smoked in the designated area.

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There Are Six Designated Areas Where New York State Fair Attendees Can Smoke Cannabis

The six smoking areas can be located on the map below.

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