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Drug unit makes "Molly" bust in Clayton County, Ga.

7:33 AM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Narcotics officers on Thursday night executed a search on a house in Morrow, where they found 22 kilos of a drug known as "Molly" on the street.

That amount of the drug is worth more than $3 million in street value, Major Alan Holloway of the Clayton County Police Department said.

Two were arrested in the drug bust. Along with "Molly," officers found 14 firearms including shotguns and rifles. They towed three cars away from the Morrow home.

Police were led to the home in the 5500 block of Monterey Drive based on community oriented policing, Holloway told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie Friday morning.

"Molly" is short for molecular, and is a form of the club drug MDMA. The drug combines ecstasy and methamphetamine.

The investigation will remain ongoing, as Holloway said more arrests are possible.

According to experts, there are three myths many believe to be true about "Molly."

They think it's pure, which makes it safer than other street drugs. In fact, "Molly" is often cut with other drugs so users often don't know exactly what they're taking.

Second, users mistakenly think that drinking water can reduce the risks associated with taking "Molly." Doctors say on the contrary, too much water can lead to a deadly electrolyte imbalance.

Third, mixing "Molly" with alcohol and caffeine will not lead to a better buzz, doctors say. Instead, scientists say the combination increases the risk of dehydration and heat stroke.

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