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Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit warns of "Molly"

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Deadly overdoses that shut down a weekend music festival in New York City are raising concern about the drug "molly" in south Georgia.

The drug is a more powerful form of ecstasy. Agents with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit say they sometimes see 'molly," but it is as prevalent as other drugs such as pain pills.

They say it's often laced with dangerous materials like rat poison, and they caution people not to try it.

It causes the body temperature to go up dramatically," said Major Bill Berry with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit. "We are talking 104, 105, 106 degrees, that is serious, especially when a young person has that type of body temperature. If they are a real small kid you would be rushing them to the hospital, and so it dehydrates them."

"Molly" is a schedule I drug, which means its illegal to sell, distribute, buy, or even possess.

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