Georgia police uncover $3 million stash of Molly

Sept. 7, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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ATLANTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Georgia said they found 50 pounds of the illicit club drug Molly -- a $3 million stash -- after raiding a home in suburban Atlanta.

Police seized 14 firearms, three vehicles and arrested two people, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Saturday.

Molly, short for molecule, is a form of the drug ecstasy and gives users a euphoric high that lasts for between 6 and 24 hours. It's popular in dance clubs, particularly among teens and people in their 20s, because users find movement and touching one another particularly appealing.

"Molly is emerging as the new designer drug parents need to be aware of," said Dr. Gaylord Lopez, director of the Georgia Poison Center. "What seems benign is really not benign. Parents need to be on the lookout for the language their kids may be using. You could hear, 'Hey, anybody hear from Molly' and that can be code for 'did anyone score Molly?' "

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