Earlier last month in Middleton, Connecticut, a Maryland student and two others at Wesleyan University were charged with the distribution of “Molly,” a popular party drug. According to one local Maryland news source, those who purchased and used the drugs became seriously ill. In fact, at the time of the article’s publication, two of the students who purchased pills from the defendant were still hospitalized.
Evidently, the bad drugs caused serious reactions in 11 students on Wesleyan’s campus. All of those injured by the dangerous drugs were attending a “rave” party where they took the drugs. One of the two who were most seriously injured was admitted to the hospital with no vital signs. He was only revived after emergency personnel arrived and performed six defibrillator shocks and numerous chest compressions.
The Maryland student, and his three counterparts, are all facing criminal charges for the distribution of the drugs. The police chief overseeing the investigation explained to reporters that “this particular batch may have had a mixture of several kinds of designer drug chemicals, making the health risks unpredictable and treatment to combat the effects complex and problematic.”