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Teen Drug 'Molly' Targeted in Confiscations — 3,000 Pills and 17 Pounds in 21 Months

Cases involving MDMA averaging eight per month since January 2012, according to Fairfax County Police.

Molly, a form of MDMA, is popular among Fairfax County teens. Patch File Photo.
Molly, a form of MDMA, is popular among Fairfax County teens. Patch File Photo.
By Greg Hambrick
Fairfax County Police narcotics officers has seized nearly 17 pounds and over 3,000 pills of MDMA, or Molly, since January 2012.

This particular drug has become increasingly popular with high school and college students, according to a FCPD release.

"Police remind residents that parents are still the strongest influencers in their children’s lives," notes the release. "Help make your children, of all ages, safer by having a discussion about illegal drugs." 

More from Patch — Experts: Five Signs Your Teen Could Be Using Club Drug "Molly"

The Washington Post notes that Molly may have been a factor in the August death of UVA sophomore Mary “Shelley” Goldsmith, 19. Police are awaiting a toxicology report for a final determination. Molly was also linked to two deaths at a recent New York music festival

Tips from Unified Prevention Coalition and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America include:

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