Gathering of the Juggalos Death Reported; ‘Drug Bridge’ Closed

August 9, 2013 10:21 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:19 pm

Gathering of the Juggalos festivities were dampened this week after a body was found, following reports of an overdose, according to reports.

The 14th Gathering of the Juggalos–a congregation of fans of the Insane Clown Posse–is being held in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, this year. reported that the person who died is a male in his late 20s to early 30s. Citing a coroner, the man was dead for around eight hours before he was found.

The Phoenix New Times, citing a witness, reported that the substance that led to the fatal overdose was heroin.

The so-called “drug bridge,” which was essentially a market for illicit drugs at the Gathering, was closed down on Friday.

Police told the paper that there were a number of overdoses over the first few days of the Gathering. The paper notes that many people are aware of the existence of “drug bridge,” noting that Insane Clown Posse member Violent Jay was driving across the bridge via golf cart while dealers sold drugs in the open.

“We stopped a few people from bringing things in,” Mike Wilson, a security guard, told the paper. “One guy had a lot of drugs. He was a drug dealer or something and had no business being here.”

Gawker said that there were two arrests made–one for methamphetamine and another for marijuana.