The Barnesville Police Department has issued an alert to the community concerning a new drug, known as Molly, that has made its way to the streets of Barnesville.Lt. Al Moltrum issued the following alert Wednesday afternoon:Approximately two weeks ago Officer Blackmon made a traffic stop and encountered a drug which is referred to as MOLLY. Officer Blackmon seized multiple clear plastic pill capsules containing a white powdery substance. The capsules appeared not to be made by a manufacturer. The powder tested positive for methamphetamines. It was found that the drug was called ‘Molly.’ The Barnesville Police Department has also noticed unusual behavior patterns of young adults that have been incarcerated. We, The Barnesville Police Department would like to provide the community with the following information concerning this drug. The following information was gathered from drugs and alcohol.com. Molly is the street name for pure MDMA (Ecstasy). Molly is different than ecstasy pills or ‘E’ because it comes in powder form or in capsules that are commonly more ‘clean’ or pure than the ‘E’ pills. The term Molly was derived from the word molecule.The primary effects of the molly drug are pretty consistent among all users. In general the molly drug takes on its effects within 45 minutes to an hour after consumption and hits a peak after 2 to 3 hours. After the peak the molly drug hits a plateau that lasts about 2 to 3 more hours followed by a comedown. Molly drug causes significant positive effects in its users. Effects such as: ‘¢ An alteration in consciousness ‘¢ A strong sense of inner peace and self-acceptance ‘¢ Diminished fear, anxiety, and insecurity ‘¢ Diminished aggression, hostility, and jealousy ‘¢ Feelings of intimacy and love for others ‘¢ Feelings of empathy, compassion and forgiveness towards others ‘¢ Increased energy and endurance ‘¢ Mild psychedelic, mental imagery and auditory and visual distortions or hallucinations ‘¢ Improved self confidence ‘¢ Increased drive, desire and motivation ‘¢ The ability to talk about normally anxiety provoking issues ‘¢ An intensification of all bodily senses ‘¢ Stimulation, arousal and enhancement of appreciation of musicThere are some immediate dangers to using the molly drug. Molly drug’s short-term side effects are quite alarming. Molly drug interferes with the brain’s essential chemical functions. It kind of makes a scrambled egg out your brain. Molly drug mixes up the temperature signals to the brain which can cause hypothermia, dehydration, or heat stroke.Molly drug dangers are also things such as: ‘¢ Blurred vision ‘¢ Faintness ‘¢ High blood pressure ‘¢ Muscle cramping ‘¢ Confusion ‘¢ Panic attacksIn some severe cases people have died from molly drug due to: ‘¢ Seizures ‘¢ Strokes ‘¢ Cardiovascular and kidney failure ‘¢ DehydrationAnother problem with the drug Molly is that it is being mixed with other chemicals. It has been mixed with meth and bath salts. Mixing of drugs will also lead to dangerous and deadly results. It has been found that the pure form of MDMA is becoming scarce, so this has led drug dealers to mix with other chemicals (legal and illegal). The drug dealer will prey on young adults in whom they know they will buy the drug to party, unaware of what is in it. Please, The Barnesville Police Department is urging Parents, Teachers, Adults, and Young Adults to become familiar with the above effects and educate your children and friends. Please contact the Barnesville Police Department for any questions or concerns at 770-358-1244.