Molly is in the same Schedule I category of illegal drugs as heroin, LSD and marijuana. In 2010 the U.S. government initiated severe fines and lengthy jail time for those discovered manufacturing and/or distributing ecstasy. Those penalties are increased substantially if death or serious injury occur to the user of that manufactured drug.

In a recent case at Wesleyan University in February 2015, 11 people were hospitalized after overdosing on Molly. Five students have been arrested for this incident. During the investigation, capsules in the possession of one of those arrested for this incident were tested and found to contain several substances. Unfortunately, once consumed, capsules such as these cannot be tested with specificity to its contents. And an unknowing user of impure Molly will not know be aware of it impurities. Charges for one of the students include: 2 counts of distribution of a hallucinogen, 2 counts of possession of a hallucinogen, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.  Charges against the other defendants include: illegally obtaining or supplying drugs and possession of a regulated substance.


For our criminal newsletter and blog this month we are discussing the recreational drug Molly. The blog topics for this month are:

  • MDMA, or Molly, overview (4/3/15)
  • MDMA use and effects  (4/10/15)
  • Molly’s danger (4/17/15)
  • Legal (4/24/15)

Note: To see all posts in this topic, click here

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