Austin is known for its vibrant music scene, and thousands swarm into the
city for the renowned Austin City Limits music festival. But for one of
the music-lovers at the event, getting caught up in the moment highlighted
the importance of being aware of drugs involving MDMA, known as Molly.
Side Effects from Molly Led to Woman's Death
The young woman attended the music festival with friends and took a form
of the drug ecstasy known as Molly. After experiencing a side effect from
the drug, her friends contacted a police officer. The officer noticed
that the woman was sweating profusely, flailing her arms and legs, and
had a gray complexion. CPR was performed on the women before she was taken
to the hospital. After being admitted to the hospital, her health deteriorated
and she died a few days later.
Some of her friends said they all experienced negative side effects after
taking Molly, but only one other friend needed to be hospitalized. The
young woman was the only one that experienced such a negative reaction
to the drug.
Illegal Drugs Have Legal Consequences
Molly is often taken at music festivals, as the drug can cause increased
energy, euphoria, emotional warmth, and sensory and time distortions.
It is generally taken as a tablet and the effects will last between three
to six hours.
As Molly and other derivatives of ecstasy become more common, it is important
that the laws surrounding the drug in Texas are known.
Even possession of molly can carry:
- 180 days to 2 years in county jail and a $10,000 fine for less than 1 gram
- 2 years to 10 years in jail time and a $10,000 for 1 to 4 grams
- 2 year to 20 years in jail and $10,000 for possession of 4 to 400 grams
- 5 years to life in prison for amounts over 400 grams
When a person may possess Molly with the intent to distribute or manufacture,
the punishments become even stricter.
The legality surrounding Molly and other ecstasy related drugs is not necessarily
reflective of its popularity and usage in Texas, especially at festivals.
Our firm knows that even possession carries strict consequences, and our
attorneys can be there to aggressively fight for you if you have been
charged with a drug crime.