Police Find MDMA “Drug Factory” in Brevard County House
This past summer, police in Rockledge conducted a drug bust at a residential address. They found some heroin and Percocet pills, although the Click Orlando website did not specify how much, as well as three handguns that had previously been reported stolen in Brevard County. What they had really been looking for, though, was MDMA, and they found an enormous quantity. According to Click Orlando, the drug bust yielded four kilograms of MDMA. Given that a single MDMA tablet usually contains between 50 and 150 milligrams of the drug, the amount recovered from the Rockledge house was enough for at least 26,000 doses, enough for a rave attended by every resident of Rockledge. The drug bust led to the arrest of Maurice Wright, 38, and Simone McIntosh, 32. If you are facing criminal charges for possession of large quantities of MDMA, contact a Florida drug offenses attorney.
What Is So Desirable, and So Dangerous, About MDMA?
All kinds of legal problems could potentially arise from the aforementioned drug bust. Possession of stolen firearms is not a trivial matter, and even though Percocet is legal as a prescription drug, you can face serious legal consequences if you possess even a single pill of Percocet when you do not have a prescription for it. Furthermore, heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance, which means that it is always against the law to possess even a single grain of heroin powder.
The criminal charges they are facing, however, are for trafficking in phenethylamines, specifically MDMA, presumably because the police found such a large quantity of the drug in the defendants’ possession. MDMA stands for 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, but the drug is popularly known as ecstasy or Molly. MDMA and similar drugs are popular because of their psychoactive effects. They are stimulants, but unlike other central nervous system stimulants such as amphetamines, they do not cause feelings of irritability and anxiety, and therefore, they are not associated with aggression. Instead, MDMA is often classified as an empathogen, a drug that increases empathy and feelings of connection to other people or to the universe. Therefore, its effects have things in common with entheogens such as psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca, naturally occurring substances that have been used in religious ceremonies in the traditional cultures of the areas of the world where these species naturally occur.
Medical researchers have begun to investigate the potential therapeutic applications of MDMA, as they have with entheogens like psilocybin and ayahuasca. Meanwhile, at the legal level, MDMA remains a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning that it is never legal to possess it. Fatal overdoses of MDMA have occurred, especially since the dose per tablet can vary widely from one MDMA pill to another.
Contact FL Drug Defense Group About Drug Cases
A Central Florida criminal defense lawyer can help you if you are being accused of trafficking in MDMA or possession with intent to sell. Contact FL Drug Defense Group in Orlando, Florida to discuss your case.