Utica Police: Beware of "Molly" drug

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - In 2012, Utica Police were busy combating "Bath Salt" synthetic drug use. Now, police say "Molly" is the latest dangerous drug growing in popularity.

Bath salts caused users' hallucinations, paranoia and placing themselves and others in potentially harmful situations.

Molly, police say, is a new designer drug that is equally as dangerous and its sending users of the drug to emergency rooms for help.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says "Molly" is the powder or crystal form of MDMA, a chemical drug most commonly known for its use in the pill Ecstasy.

Unlike Ecstasy, which is known for being laced with everything from caffeine to methamphetamine, Molly, a name shortened from "molecule" is "pure" MDMA.

The DEA considers it to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted use in medical treatment, which means it's illegal.

Young adults are finding and taking it at clubs, concerts and on college campuses. This drug is popular with our youth between the ages of 16-24 years old, officials say.

Police want parents to be on the lookout for this new dangerous drug.

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