ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Chris Myers is no stranger to throwing a party.
The city of Albuquerque broke up two of his raves, one in 2010 then another in 2011 for fire code violations and inciting a riot.
"He took the stage and told the crowd the city of Albuquerque was unfairly closing his rave and encouraged everyone to stay and protest," The city's former public safety spokesperson T.J. Wilham said at the time.
Police said the raves were full of scantily-clad teens.
It was a similar scene to the legal Foam Wonderland party held at the State Fair Grounds a month ago where kids mixed with drunk adults and a 14-year-old girl died from a suspected drug overdose.
"It's unfortunate that the people at the state fair didn't do their due diligence in finding out about his history," State Fair Commissioner Charlotte Rode said.
The commissioner said had Expo New Mexico done its "due diligence," they would have known Myers company, Code Red Entertainment, was one of the promoters of the party, along with Red Fish Entertainment.
Myers has been arrested for DWI, dealing cocaine and was convicted of criminal sexual penetration when he was 15.
According to city officials, Myers was on probation when he was busted in 2011.
"I certainly don't think that kind of person should ever be around children," said Gov. Susana Martinez.
However, the governor, who ordered a State Police investigation into the teen's death, said she is not sure a background check would have caught Myers' association with the event because it was Red Fish that rented the venue.
"We would have never necessarily known that there was a sub-contract or who they were or what their names were or anything like that to do a background check," Martinez said.
Commissioner Rode said the state should consider background checks for organizers of certain events like the foam party, so that they know who and what they are dealing with.
The teen's father has said his daughter may have overdosed on ecstasy. The office of the medical investigators is still waiting for the results of her toxicology tests.
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