2012-10-26 / Top Stories

‘Molly’ Moves To Rockaway

By Howard Schwach

Three young men having a party in the home of one of their grandmothers while she was in Florida were taken to the hospital early on Sunday morning after taking the newest form of Ecstasy, called “Molly” by insiders.

Police say that four young men, all between 22 and 26 years of age, were partying in a home on the 300 block of Beach 142 Street while grandma was away.

At about 4:30 a.m. the party got so loud that neighbors called police.

Responding officers from the 100 Precinct found the young men in various states of consciousness and called in the emergency medical service.

Three of the four needed medical assistance and were transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway.

An investigation of the Neponsit home found “Molly,” a new derivative of the party drug Ecstasy, which police sources describe as “the purest form of the drug and very dangerous.”

Experts say that “Molly” refers to capsules of MDMA – Ecstasy, but those experts say that in many cases the powered drug marketed in capsules is nothing more than the recently-publicized bath salts called methylone, a very dangerous drug.

References to “Molly” can be found in a number of recent hip-hop songs, such as Kanye West’s “Mercy,” in which he sings, “Something about Mary, she’s gone off that Molly.”

Those experts say that “Molly” is mostly used by college students and in “raves” and dance parties around the area.

The drug causes a loss of consciousness, hallucinations, shakes, high blood pressure and bleeding in the brain, medical websites say.

Local police sources say that this is the first incidence of the drug reported in Rockaway. The three men were not arrested because Molly is legal in New York State under federal law.

Because it is not illegal in New York, the three men were not treated as criminals and, therefore,+ their names are being withheld by police.

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