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Authorities show concern about party drug 'Molly'

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities in Louisiana are sounding the alarm about a drug that goes by the nickname 'Molly'.

Concerns arose after 11 students at a college in Connecticut were hospitalized after overdosing on the dangerous drug during a party.

Molly is a form of MDMA, and it has surged in popularity at nightclubs, raves, and concerts where most teens and young people use the party drug. Xavier Knight, a student at LSU said he doesn't understand why people used the drug, but he has a theory.

"I think it's about pressure," said Knight. "You know, a lot of deadlines and so much stuff to do at one time a lot people don't think they can do it naturally."

Jared Sandifer, with Louisiana State Police, notes that Spring Break coming up, a lot of students will be looking for things to do, and 'Molly' could be one of them.

"A lot times the younger generation they want to try it also and they may think that it's harmless," said Sandifer. "Those narcotics aren't harmless. They affect your body and they have dangerous life-long consequences."

Sandifer said that if authorities do find people in possession of the drug, they could face drug charges..

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