California ABC agents arrest Nevada City man at Burnal Equinox |

California ABC agents arrest Nevada City man at Burnal Equinox

The Union staff

An agent with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control arrested a Nevada City man on drug sales charges Saturday night during the Burnal Equinox at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The fourth annual Burnal Equinox was described by promoters as a celebration halfway between Burning Man events, a gathering of self-expression and creativity inspired by the Burning Man event, complete with art, fire performers, art cars, costumes and theme camps.

The fairgrounds had granted the event a one-day license to sell alcohol, and a large crowd was anticipated, said ABC spokesman John Carr.

Agents were at the event, along with Nevada County Sheriff's deputies, to check for any violations of alcoholic beverage laws. The enforcement effort was funded by the state's Grant Assistance Program, Carr said.

According to Carr, the man offered to sell a controlled substance to an undercover officer and was arrested after the transaction took place. Information on the nature and the amount of the controlled substance was not available as of press time.

Maximillian Von-Frangenburg, 20, was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possession for sale, and resisting arrest. He was being held in lieu of $35,750 bail.

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