A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with possession of the street drug known as "Molly," and other offenses after investigators searched a Hugo Drive home.
On Sept. 27, members of the Toms
River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team with the cooperation
of Drug Enforcement Agency’s Tactical Diversion Squad, executed a court
authorized search warrant on 630 Hugo Drive.
The target of the investigation, Michael
Vari, was allegedly identified as a distributor of the street drug known as
Police seized approximately 10 grams of Molly, 35 grams of marijuana, Suboxone, digital scales, packing material and $1,025.
Vari was charged with possession of Molly
(MDMA), possession of Molly (MDMA) with the intent to distribute,
possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to
distribute, possession of Suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia,
obstructing the administration of law and resisting arrest.
His bail was set at $100,000 no 10% and he is lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
“Molly,” is the powder or crystal form of
MDMA. Molly, short for molecule, is considered to be pure MDMA, unlike
Ecstasy, which generally is laced with other ingredients, such as
caffeine or methamphetamine, according to officials with the Prosecutor's Office.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers MDMA to be a Schedule I controlled substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse, and no accepted use in medical treatment. The DEA notes that MDMA can cause confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, sleep problems, and drug craving. The drug also can cause muscle tension, tremors, involuntary teeth clenching, muscle cramps, nausea, faintness, chills, sweating, and blurred vision.According to a statement from Toms River police: "the Department wants to thank the DEA for their support and those citizens who continually provide us with information on suspicious activities taking place in our community. Anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Shaun O’Keefe at 349-0150. ext. 1272."