Boston police Thursday described Molly, the powder form of ecstasy suspected in the fatal overdose of a 19-year-old college student, as an increasingly popular recreational drug whose low cost and easy availability gives it a dangerous appeal.
“We’re seeing more and more of it outside of clubs as well, which is something different from the past,” Robert Merner, commander of the department’s drug control unit, said at an evening press conference Thursday. “This is something that is an emerging trend.”
As investigators work to determine what precisely what caused college student Brittany Flannigan to collapse at the House of Blues club in Boston early Wednesday morning, police said they would be closely monitoring clubs known for drug use. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.