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Kids Call Them `Mollys` But In Fact It`s A Drug
A methamphetamine pill made to look like candy was confiscated from a fourteen year old student at an Amador County junior school. The boy was found sniffing the tablet which was tested and found to be methamphetamine.
Methamphetamine is highly addictive. Users of the drug are easily hooked because when they first take the drug they get an intense rush of pleasure followed by a sense of euphoria, energy, and elevated self-esteem lasting up to eight hours. There are long-term negative physical effects of chronic use which include heart attack, kidney failure, extreme weight loss, tooth loss and cavities, stroke, seizures, and even death and can also cause mental side-effects such as paranoia, irritability and insomnia.
Bill Murray, the principal at the middle school says that the police were called following the discovery and the student was removed from the school, who is now facing drug charges. He also warned that these sweet lookalike drugs were being termed as “molly’s” by the students. The drug has a synthetic form, it is not regulated and it is typically made in China.
The drugs are said to be made to look like candy known as “smarties”.
Brandy Hawkins, a parent of one of the children at the school, is totally shocked by this reality and is saddened that the kids are all vulnerable.
Many parents may feel that this is an isolated case, but the incident is an unfortunate wakeup call for parents who now need to start teaching their kids about drugs, starting at a young age.
Warning to Parents:
- Do warn your child not to accept candy from anybody, including their classmates.
- Also check your kid’s candy and rather throw it out if you have any doubt in your mind.
- Also look out for any signs that your child may be consuming it, such as hyperactivity, tremor (shaking hands), rapid speech or irritability, paranoia, suspiciousness
Watch the report by KCRA: