Designer drug 'Molly' responsible for more deaths
BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- The popular club drug 'Molly' is back in the headlines.
Three suspected overdoses occurred Sunday night at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. Police said three men in their twenties were rushed to hospitals following a concert. There was no word on their condition.
Police in New York are blaming the drug for the deaths of two concert-goers in New York. One of the victims was a student from the University of New Hampshire.
The woman who died at Saturday’s concert in New York was from Rhode island.
Her death came just days after girl from Derry, New Hampshire died after a show at the House Of Blues.
Investigators said they believe both women took an alarmingly popular drug.
New York City shut down the "Electric Zoo", a music festival, on its third day after police said two people died and four others sent to the hospital after a suspected overdose of the designer drug molly.
One of people who died was the 20-year old UNH student from Providence.
“It's terrible that people are overdosing and taking drugs at this age. You should be able to go out and have a good time without doing that and hurting yourself,” said Rachel Kostraba, a UNH freshman.
“I haven't heard too much about it, but I still think it's terrible that anybody should be overdosing and passing away because of it,” said Casey Roberts, another UNH freshman.
Last week in Boston, police believe three people overdosed on the drug while attending an electric music show with popular German DJ Zedd at the House of Blues. Nineteen-year old Brittany Flanigan of New Hampshire died.
Officers said "Molly," the powder or crystalline form of ecstasy, has become increasingly popular, especially in dance clubs.
Brockton state and local police seized 16 grams over the weekend.
“Molly is somewhat the ecstasy of this new generation. It increases the heart rate. It raises the body temperature. For the drug part of it, it creates this euphoric feeling. It’s really kind of entered the mainstream a little bit more,” said Lt. Detective Robert Merner of the Boston Police Department.
This is all on the heels of three more suspected overdoses Sunday night at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston.
Police said three men in their twenties were rushed to hospitals following a concert. There was no word on their condition.
Investigators have not said which drug or drugs may have been involved in those overdoses.