One of the major new drugs that is appearing all over Miami is known as “Molly.” Molly is an illegal stimulant that has become a highly popular party drug. Molly, short for “molecular,” traditionally was made with a drug known MDMA, which is the active ingredient in Ecstasy.
The Molly drug that is most commonly found on the street now is even more dangerous than MDMA. Molly now is made using synthetic chemicals that have a similar effect as MDMA, but are much more dangerous.
Those who are caught using Molly by the Miami police my face stiff criminal law punishments since the government is looking to crack down on the drug’s use.
Use of the Drug Molly in Miami Florida
Molly is a popular party drug, or club drug, since it is a very strong stimulant as well as a hallucinogen. The drug increases the user’s heart rate, and increases blood pressure for about three to six hours until the drug wears off.
Many users feel that they lose any sense of time, and their senses are often heightened and enhanced. Common side effects are:
– Panic Attacks
– Unusual Sweating
– Jaw Clenching
– Violent or Odd Behavior
The drug causes some to go into depression once the drug wears off. And some compounds of the drug have killed users.
The drug can be deadly either because the specific compound is toxic or it is so strong that it causes the body to overheat (known as hyperthermia) and die.
Molly can be taken various ways. It can be taken as a capsule, as an injected drug, or as a powder to snort.
Multiple Mollys in Miami?
There is not just one Molly drug on the streets of Miami and other major cities. Illegal drug makers frequently make new compounds using different variations of drugs to create new versions of Molly.
While the production, sale, and use of the drug is illegal, it can be hard for law enforcement to stop production of the drug since it is usually manufactured in China where many of the ingredients are legal and then smuggled into the United States.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) says it has seen over 200 versions of Molly since 2009.
Drug Cocktail Parties Common in Miami
Molly or Ecstasy are often now ingested simultaneously with other drugs, such as alcohol, marijuana, or a number of illegal drugs, at parties.
Mixing Molly with other drugs can be even more dangerous than taking Molly alone since multiple drugs can have dangerous reactions in the user’s body leading to drug overdoses or other dangerous side effects.
Criminal Ramifications for Drugs in Miami
The possession of Molly or other street drugs, as well as unlawfully obtained prescription drugs can lead to significant criminal penalties.
If you or someone you know was arrested in or around Miami for drug use, be sure to obtain legal counsel sooner rather than later.
The sooner you obtain counsel from an experienced Miami drug crime lawyer, the greater chance you will be able to protect your legal rights with the police as well as in court in front of a judge. Check here to contact the Law Office of Paul J. Donnelly at 305-757-3331 for help in your criminal case.