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DEA Cracking Down on Molly

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The DEA is cracking down on the drug Molly and ecstasy.

The agency is investigating several deaths linked to it up and down the east coast including the death of UVa. student Mary Shelley Goldsmith, who apparently took molly while at club in Washington, D.C.

Her parents speaking out this week, making a national appearance on the show "the doctors"

Now the DEA is reportedly looking at whether the drugs could have been laced with synthetic bath salts.

Wayne Frith with Chesterfield SAFE says he's heard a number of horror stories.

"At the autopsy several hours later, the body temperature was still in excess of 120 degrees," he says. "They had literally cooked from the inside out. Ugly bad drug."

Clinical Social Worker Richard Grosse says he has many young clients who don't even wonder if what they're buying is the real deal. He says the drug is mostly used by white middle class kids. The pills costing about $25 a pop and its popularity comes in waves.

"You see it especially around summer music festival times, it's often linked to electronic music, dubstep," he says.

He says every parent needs to get more involved, because even honors students like Goldsmith, can make one fatal mistake.



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