Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old Medway man who allegedly obtained a large quantity of the club drug known as “molly” from China.
David Sheehan appeared last week in Milford District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to possession of a Class C drug with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reported. Bail was set at $1,000 cash, the newspaper’s website said.
According to the Worcester newspaper and State Police, Milford police and troopers assigned to Logan International Airport and to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., a package containing a pound of suspected MDMA arrived at the airport Wednesday.
A state trooper posing as a FedEx driver then delivered the package to an address in Milford, where the recipient identified Sheehan as the actual owner of the package, State Police said. When Sheehan arrived to collect the package, he was arrested by Milford police and State Police, officials said.
The investigation is ongoing, officials said.
At the House of Blues in Boston, three spectators overdosed early Aug. 28 on the club drug molly. One of them, Brittany Flannigan, 19, of Derry, N.H., died as a result, according to authorities.
MDMA can cause increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and extreme dehydration, specialists say, especially when combined with alcohol in a hot, crowded dance club.