New Drug Surfaces in Rutland, Causing Overdoses – Combination of Heroin, Ecstasy, Meth and Cocaine

by ritajohnson on August 8, 2013

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RUTLAND, Vt. – Six overdoses, in 12 hours – in one city. There’s a brand new drug on the streets, and it could be spreading across the state. It’s a capsule with a mix of drugs inside, creating a potentially lethal combination. It’s coming in from out of state – and right now, it’s just in Rutland, but police say it’s something they’ve never seen before.

The street name is Molly – but police have never seen her in this form before.

“We knew about Mollies, we just didn’t know about this version of Mollies,” Detective Sergeant James Tarbell said.

These Mollies are packed with heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy – a potentially deadly combination.

“Just looking at what’s in there, it would be a roller coaster ride,” Detective Sergeant Tarbell said.

That’s because it’s hard to tell how much of each drug is in the clear capsule.

“They are very highly addictive because of the methamphetamine,” Detective Sergeant Tarbell said.

You don’t know what you’re going to get – so the side effects depend on the concoction. There were six overdoses in 12 hours.

Typically there’s just one overdose a week in Rutland, so to have six in 12 hours, its captured people’s attention, especially because the overdoses have been hard to treat because it’s a combination of stimulants and depressants.

The drug first surfaced during a Rutland traffic stop – now police are working to stop the problem before it spreads – they’re moving very fast to identify the source. Other agencies in the state have been informed on the new drug, fortunately haven’t seen it – but know it could be just days away from getting into more hands.

“Most of the individuals that we’ve been dealing with now are already drug abusers and they’re just looking for more bang for their buck,” Detective Sergeant Tarbell said.

But just one of these pills will cost you 70 bucks – an intense and quick high that could be your last.

None of the people who overdosed died – and none of them were charged with a crime, because they didn’t have the drug in their possession.

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