Bad Batch Of Molly Puts 11 University Of Wesleyan Students In The Hospital, 2 In Critical Condition

Bad Batch Of Molly Puts 11 University Of Wesleyan Students In The Hospital, 2 In Critical Condition


It has now come to our attention that four students have been arrested in connection with the bad molly batch.

From Rolling Stone:

Four Wesleyan University students have been arrested following the overdoses of 11 people last weekend, when a “bad batch” of party drug Molly (or MDMA) circulated around the Middletown, Connecticut campus. According to the Hartford Courant, police issued four search-and-seizure warrants on Tuesday, with Chief William McKenna confirming that four students were in custody by 8 p.m. local time.


A bad batch of molly has put at least 11 students in the hospital at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and two are in critical condition.

From CBS News:

Wesleyan University says at least 11 students have been hospitalized — two of them in critical condition — with symptoms of overdoses on the drug known as “Molly.”

CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB reports the overdoses happened at a party Saturday night at the Eclectic Society House, which is a co-ed group on campus. Police said they responded to multiple calls for help.

The Eclectic Society, also known as Phi Nu Theta, includes famous alumni like Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden (the duo behind the neo-psychedelic rock band MGMT) and Chris Wink (a co-founder of the Blue Man Group) so it’s safe to assume that these guys and gals aren’t too unfamiliar with recreational drug use. If it can happen to them, it can happen to anybody.

The name “molly” has become a dangerous misnomer. When the euphoric party drug first came onto the scene, it was supposedly a pure form of MDMA — meaning it was safer than ecstasy, which, in addition to MDMA, is cut with all kinds of shit. However, as molly gained notoriety in popular culture, dealers simply rebranded the ecstasy they were selling as molly. This deceit has had deadly consequences for a clientele who still think they are purchasing something purer and safer.

From the High Times:

In its latest incarnation, Molly, often sold as a crystalline white powder, is a supposedly “pure” form of MDMA. However, the drug is often cut with contaminants. According to, a laboratory pill testing program co – sponsored by Erowid and Dancesafe, Molly can contain amphetamine, mephedrone, methamphetamine, ephedrine, caffeine and other additives. Unless you know who made your Molly, you’re running the risk of taking an adulterated drug.

“See what happens when you touch drugs? You fucking die,” campus administrators will tell you in a mass email, citing the Wesleyan incident as an example.

Knowing that molly is as ingrained in our generation’s culture as electronic dance music is, and that even horror stories like Wesleyan won’t deter us from rolling total ball sack, I’ve compiled some more realistic advice than “don’t do it.”

• Take 0.1 grams to start (that’s roughly the size of a fat key-bump). If you buy it in capsule form, it is worth your while to break it open and consume the powder in incremental doses.

• Wait 45 minutes to an hour.

• Still not feelin’ some type of way? Take another 0.1 to 0.2 grams.

• Wait 45 minutes to an hour.

• Need more? No you don’t, hoss. If your entire body doesn’t feel as tingly and as sensitive as the tip of your dick by now, then you’ve eaten some bunk shit. Taking more would only amplify the negative side effects.

“Only 0.3 grams? Pshht. I pop mollies like it’s nothin’,” some of you are thinking right now. Trust me, your friends won’t be impressed with your drug consumption abilities when they lose you for an hour, only to find you in the bathroom drenched in sweat and leaning over a urinal with both hands flat on the wall, racked with a powerful urge to urinate and a frustrating inability to do so. “I can’t pee, dude,” you’ll say, looking over your shoulder at your friends, who will now notice that every vein in your face and neck is bulging, and that with gnashing, cow-like jaw movements, you’ve chewed straight through the binky some girl in a neon D.A.R.E. shirt gave you earlier in the night.

In fewer words, moderation is key.

Further advice: Stay hydrated, don’t mix molly with other drugs, keep an eye on your brothers, and find a freaky EDM chick to dry-hump on the dance floor.

[via CBS News, High Times, Rolling Stone]

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Alex Buscemi

AKA Boosh. Former high school back-up wide receiver. Author of two pretty successful Reddit comments. Recent grad from the University of South Carolina.

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