Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TD Garden Illnesses Tied to Molly Use

Boston Globe, June 26, 2014

"Boston Police said Thursday that a dangerously pure form of the drug ecstasy, known as Molly, appeared to be a factor in the mass illnesses the night before at TD Garden, where more than 80 young people attending an electronic dance music concert became sick, with nearly half treated at local hospitals.

'The word I’m getting from our drug people, they believe that it was a lot of voluntary ingestion of Molly,' said Boston Police spokesman Sergeant Michael McCarthy.

He said that while he did not know what was in their systems, some of the young people were showing signs of Molly overdose, which include racing pulse, chest pains, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. Alcohol also was a factor in some of the illnesses, police said." Read more

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