Local MDMA (Molly) Cases Concern Police

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release:/13/256/LHC
September 13, 2013


Local MDMA (Molly) Cases Concern Police

            Fairfax County Police Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit (OCN) detectives have seen approximately 168 cases involving MDMA (Molly); an average of eight per month between January 2012 and August 2013. MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, is a semi-synthetic chemical compound that has been increasing in popularity across the nation, especially among high school and college-aged students. While it is most often seen in pill form, it is also seen in powder and capsules.

            This drug, “Molly” can be a mixture of caffeine and speed and other stimulants; it is known as a recreational psychoactive. The OCN Unit has seized approximately 16.67 pounds of MDMA and over 3,000 pills between January 2012 and August 2013.

            Police remind residents that parents are still the strongest influencers in their children’s lives. Help make your children, of all ages, safer by having a discussion about illegal drugs. Consider speaking to the young adults you care about; the following law enforcement and partner agency, Unified Prevention Coalition and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, suggest:


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