Oak Lawn Man Arrested After Selling Ecstasy Drug Over SnapChat
March 9, 2016
An Oak Lawn man was arrested after arranging to sell 1,000 Ecstasy pills to an undercover police officer. An Illinois State Policy officer contacted the suspect through the social media platform Snapchat and agreed to buy 1,000 pills of the party drug.
Ecstasy, or Molly/MDMA, is a psychoactive synthetic drug that alters mood and perception.The suspect agreed to sell the drugs for $5.55 a pill. When the suspect was arrested, officials also found a loaded handgun with a bullet in the chamber. The gun was reported stolen in the burglary of a Crestwood home. The suspect was charged with armed violence, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
Ecstasy can affect the body’s ability to regulate spikes in the body temperature, that can occasionally result in liver, kidney, or heart failure, and possibly death. Many users will take a combination of Ecstasy with other drugs and or alcohol not knowing the possible dangers.
It is not uncommon for dealers to have large quantities of Ecstasy, for the sole purpose of distributing to the masses. A popular venue for the distribution are at concerts or multi-day music festivals. Chicago is host to Lollapalooza, a three day long music festival.
Most venues are equipped with on hand medical staff to assist with emergencies, but many festival goers camp onsite, and are subject to being left unattended. Another major issue that arises are the sheer mass of crowds that attend these festivals. On site medical staff are only equipped to handle a few cases of medical emergencies, and with the ease of Ecstasy’s mass distribution some overdose cases may be overlooked, resulting in death.
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