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Suspects charged with selling club drug Molly

Two men were arrested earlier this week after allegedly selling the club drug Molly outside an electronic music concert in the Seaport District, officials said.

Jared Scott, 25, of Roxbury, and Robert Connelly, 18, of Needham, were arrested by Boston police after allegedly selling the drug, a form of MDMA, separately, near the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion during a Skrillex concert Tuesday, according to the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

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Undercover officers from the Drug Control Unit were patrolling the area and were told a man would be there to sell Molly, Conley’s office said in a statement. The officers were provided with a photo, vehicle description, and cellphone number for the man, prosecutors said.

Police observed the man in the photo, later identified as Scott, and called the cellphone number provided, the district attorney’s office said. Scott’s phone began to ring, according to prosecutors, and police used a car key found on him to identify his vehicle.

A search of the vehicle, parked at Northern Avenue and Sleeper Street, turned up a live round of ammunition, prosecutors said.

Scott was placed under arrest and found to possess a plastic bag containing Molly, according to prosecutors.

The same evening, plainclothes officers were drawn to Connelly when they saw him standing over a crying 18-year-old woman outside the concert venue, prosecutors said. After determining neither person was in need of assistance, police allegedly arranged to buy a half-gram of Molly from Connelly.

Connelly allegedly sold Molly and marijuana to police in the bathroom of a Northern Avenue restaurant, the district attorney’s office said.

Connelly was arrested outside the restaurant, where police found additional Molly and marijuana in his possession, prosecutors said.

Scott pleaded not guilty in South Boston Municipal Court Wednesday to unlawful possession of ammunition and possession with intent to distribute Molly, prosecutors said.

Bail was set at $500 cash, and he was ordered to stay away from the Seaport area while the case is pending. He is due back in court on Oct. 1.

Connelly pleaded not guilty in the same court to distribution and possession with intent to distribute Molly and similar charges for the marijuana, prosecutors said.

He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to stay out of South Boston while the case is pending. He is due back in court Oct. 9.

Molly was responsible for a number of drug-related hospital visits in the last year, as well as the death of 19-year-old Brittany Flannigan after a concert at the House of Blues in August 2013.

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Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.
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