Officials in Utah are concerned about the resurgence of MDMA, also know as ecstasy, in the state. Christina Zidow, the clinical director of Odyssey House, explained that originally when MDMA was referred to as Molly it was an indication that MDMA was in its purest form. However, the resurgence of Molly has not held true to that original connotation. Often times using Ecstasy can be dangerous because of the unknown potency of the drug. A user may take the same dose as previously taken, but experience a more severe effect because the potency is much greater. Officials in Utah are concerned that the many recent pop culture references are contributing the the recent increased use in Utah.
Recently, Miley Cyrus discussed using MDMA in an interview and even sang about it in two of her recent songs: “We Can’t Stop” and “Aint Worried ‘Bout Nothin.” Madonna also referenced Molly when she asked a a concert, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” Others have made references to MDMA as well including Kanye West, Juicy J, and 2 Chainz. Additionally, Lady Gaga admitted openly to using MDMA.
MDMA is a Schedule I drug. In Utah, it is a third degree felony to possess MDMA. Consequences of a conviction for a third degree felony can include prison time and up to a $5,000 fine. If you have a previous possession charge then your charge can be enhanced to a second degree felony, which carries a 1-15 year prison sentence.
If you are facing a MDMA possession charge in Utah, contact a Salt Lake City Drug Possession Attorney by calling 801-990-4200. Follow these links for more information about Ecstasy possession and MDMA possession. Our drug possession and distribution attorneys have handled cases throughout the state ranging form simple marijuana possession to heroin distribution. Call today for a free consultation.