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Man Sentenced For Transporting Drugs To Burning Man Festival

A New York man was sentenced Monday to 34 months in federal prison after he was caught transporting what officials describe as a "smorgasbord" of drugs to the 2018 Burning Man festival.

Alexander Zelyakovsky was pulled over by a Colorado state trooper as he headed to the week-long festival in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. 

A vehicle search uncovered large quantities of ecstasy, LSD, cocaine and $26,000 in cash.

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Burning Man organizers are currently at odds with the BLM’s suggested changes to the festival, including drug screening as people enter the event.