Ocean Club in Quincy closing amid 'Molly' concerns
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Boston Police can count one victory under their belts as a Quincy club, caught in the crosshairs amid a crackdown on popular club drug molly, agreed to shut down for the season.
Managers of the Ocean Club in Marina Bay agreed to shut down the Quincy nightclub for the season and cancel future events.
“I think that stems the tide a little bit. I'm not naive enough to think that we will ever resolve Molly issues,” said Chief Paul Keenan, Quincy Police Dept.
Police have seen about a dozen overdoses at the Ocean Club and made a dozen arrests, some using a new high tech device that allows them to identify drugs on the spot.
“The immediate problem, I think, has been resolved with the arrest and the club closing,” Keenan said.
While the Ocean Club is closed for the season, police are still investigating what happened there. Police said if they found any violations they said they will bring the club before the licensing board.
Boston's House of Blues is also being reviewed by a licensing commission.
Two people were sent to the hospital after they overdosed at the club on the same night. Brittany Flannigan, a 19-year-old New Hampshire woman died of an apparent Molly overdose.
"Everyone's playing the blame game here on who is responsible but ultimately it’s the choice that the kids make,” said Supt. William Evans of the Boston Police Dept.
Police will meet with the club's owners and the club's managers to discuss what kind of future the Ocean Club could have in Quincy.