This is the first time the event, which originated in Belgium, has been held in the United States, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) wants attendees to mix an extra dose of carefulness and responsibility with their partying good times this weekend.
The DEA has issued a warning to the public about the dangers of “Molly,” a well-documented and dangerous designer drug that has recently surfaced at a number of large music events, with catastrophic consequences.
According to the DEA:
The pure, high quality powder form of the popular designer drug ecstasy (3/4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) or MDMA, has often been referred to as “Molly”, with additional street names such as “Meow Meow” and “Drone.” As the manufacture of “Molly” has evolved, it is well-documented that the drug has been adulterated and formed into a number of dangerous and potentially deadly analogues.
The DEA does not have specific evidence that “Molly” or similar analogues will necessarily be present at this weekend’s TomorrowWorld festival. However, concert goers and parents should be aware that there have been several recent reports of a substantial number of emergency room visits, and even overdose deaths associated with “Molly” nationwide.
The DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at Just Think Twice, Get Smart About Drugs and DEA.