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Dangerous ‘Molly’ Drug Invades Party and Music Scenes in U.S.

Update Date: Sep 30, 2013 09:46 AM EDT
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Molly, a crystal or powdered form of banned MDMA, has become prominent in parties throughout the United States. (Photo : epsos/Flickr)

Molly, a crystal or powdered form of banned MDMA, has become prominent in parties throughout the United States.

On Friday, the Toms River Police Department’s special enforcement team along with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s Tactical Diversion Squad, performed a search warrant. The execution was carried out after a distributor was arrested by the police.

In the execution, police seized 10 grams of MDMA, 35 grams of marijuana, digital scales, Suboxone, packing material and $1,025 in cash.

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The arrested distributor named Michael Vari is charged with possession of molly and the intent to distribute it. The other charges include possession of marijuana and suboxne and also a drug called paraphernaila. Vari’s bail was later set at $100,000.

Molly MDMA by DEA is considered to be a Schedule I controlled substance. This means that the drug is considered to be high potential for abuse. There is also no accepted use of the molly MDMA in medical treatment.

The drug’s consumption can cause depression, paranoia, sleep problems, confusion, anxiety, drug cravings, muscle tension, tremors, nausea, chills, sweating and severe dehydration.

“Over the last few years, drugs sold under that name have flooded the market," said Rusty Payne, a spokesman with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

“A lot of people are missing the boat here, Molly could be anything … 80 to 90 percent of the time we are given a chemical or substance believed to be Molly, we’re finding most of the time it is something completely different, ” Payne later added.

The heyday of the molly MDMA is considered to be around late 1980’s and early 90’s.

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