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Counselors warn teens, public about new drug 'Molly'

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You may have heard your children talking about something new called Molly.

But it's not the name of your child's friend or a piece of candy. Drug counselors said Molly may be found hanging out in school hallways and on the street.

"One of my friends had told me what it meant," Chole Elias said as she ate her ice cream Thursday night at a shopping center in Greenville.

She and her friend Kristen Chester, are both 18 years old, and even though they said they've never met Molly, they know all about it.

"I personally thought Molly was a form of meth," said Kristen Chester.

The two said they have heard of songs referring to Molly performed by rappers like Soulja Boy and Trinidad James. In James' song All Gold Everything, he rapped a verse "pop a Molly I'm sweatin." Molly is a form of ecstasy that looks like colorful pills, crystals or powder.

"The Molly word is like a nickname off molecular or molecule, meaning that it's a pure form," James Norment said.

He's a counselor with the Phoenix Center, which is a drug treatment facility in Greenville. He said they're getting calls about the drug.

"A lot of times, we've seen experimentation be devastating if not life threatening," Norment said.

He said most Molly users think they're getting a pure form of MDMA, a chemical used in ecstasy, but that's not the case.

"Some labs that got busted have found that there's also the ingredients of bath salts," Norment said.

And as for the line, "pop a molly I'm sweatin," the rapper is referring to side effects of the drug "for people to sweat profusely and not realize how hot they get," Norment said.

He said he wants parents to know what Molly is.

"I think it is just rotten that they are pushing these things on the kids, and they're so impressionable," Gayle Henking said.

Her grandson, Alexander Drummond-Henking, said he isn't looking to rendezvous with Molly, but said teenagers usually use drugs to become popular.

"They lose their independence to this stuff," Alexander said.

And counselors said it's a drug no one should want to flirt with.

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