Hidden dangers of party drug ‘Molly’


DREW GRIFFIN HAS THIS SPECIAL “OUTFRONT” INVESTIGATION. >>Reporter: IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT AT A NEW YORK CITY DANCE CLUB, AND THE STEADY BEAT OF ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC OR EDM SIGNALS THE START OF ANOTHER NIGHT OF SEARCHING FOR MANY OF THESE DANCERS. THEY WANT MOLLY. LATELY, THE DRUG OF CHOICE. A NICKNAME GIVEN TO XTACY. SOME SAY GETTING READY FOR MOLLY HAS TAKEN ALL WEEK. >>DUDE, I HIGH DROID ALL WEEK. I’VE BEEN BUYING WATER ALL WEEK. EVERY TIME I TAKE LIKE A GAP OR MORE, TODAY I’M NOT USING THAT MUCH. I DIDN’T TAKE ANY YET. >>Reporter: MOLLY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A DECADE. ORIGINALLY IT WAS XTACY BUT IT HAS GONE FROM UNKNOWN DRUG TO AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY, A TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAIL. USERS DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING AND ONE HIT CAN PUT YOU IN THE HOSPITAL. SHE WAS LUCKY. DEATHS FROM OVERDOSES ASSOCIATED WITH MOLLY, ARE BEING REPORTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. >>SHELLEY GOLD SMITH’S FATHER IS CONVINCED A BAD BACH OF THE DRUG IS RESPONSIBLE. >>Reporter: MOLLY IS NO LONGER XTACY, IT’S A HALF DOZEN OF VARIATIONS OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SYNTHETIC DESIGNER DRUGS FLOODING THE WESTERN WORLD. >>WE’RE SEIZING LARGER AND LARGER QUANTITIES OF MATHALOEN AND WE SEE THE OVERDOSES AND EVEN DEATHS. >>WE’VE SEEN A NUMBER OF DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO WHAT THE ABUSER THOUGHT WAS MOLLY. OUR KIDS ARE REALLY BEING USED AS GUINEA PIGS BUT THE DRUG TRAFFICKERS. >>Reporter: KIDS AS TWIN KGUINS BY DRUG DEALERS. CHEMISTS CREATING IT IN LABS, MOSTLY IN CHINA AND CHEMICALS IMPORTED TO THE U.S. PACKAGED AND SOLD TO KIDS WHO THINK IT’S THE SAME. >>WHEN WE LOOK AT OVERDOSE DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH THESE SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDS, IT’S TOUGH TO SEE WHAT THE ACTUAL DEATH IS FROM. >>Reporter: IT’S TAKEN THREE YEARS FOR THIS FLOOD OF NEW SYNTHETIC DRUGS LIKE THESE TO CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE OF THE MARKET IN THIS COUNTRY. AS CNN HAS SHOWN, THE DRUGS KNOWN AS SPICE, M BOMB, BATH SALTS CAN BE EASILY OVER THE INTERNET, MILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME. WE TESTED THIS PACKET OF AFGHAN ULTRA BLACK SUPPOSEDLY SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA. IT HAD A HIDDEN SURPRISE. >>THAT’S THE HA LOUIS GIN. >>Reporter: AT THIS LAB THE PRODUCTS WITH THE SAME LABEL IN THE SAME PACKAGE YIELD WILDLY DIFFERENT RESULTS. >>THEY MAY HAVE DIFFERENT DRUGS. THEY MAY HAVE DRUGS IN DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS, AND THEN WITHIN THE AMOUNT OF PLANT MATERIAL, THE CONCENTRATION DIFFERS. >>Reporter: IT IS INFORMATION NOT LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN THE DECISION WHETHER TO INGEST OR NOT INGEST A PILL, A POWER, A PAGE CAGE AT A DANCE CLUB ON A SATURDAY NIGHT IN NEW YORK. >>HERE, NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AND IN CLUBS ACROSS THE U.S., THE REAL DANGERS OF MOLLY ARE BEING FELT ONE HIT, ONE OVERDOSE, ONE DEAT

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