Doctors say Ecstasy drug Molly popular among teens

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police arrested a man after they found him with the drug Molly, which is apparently becoming popular among teens.

Police said they pulled over Adrian McGhee on a traffic violation, but found he had 25 capsules of Molly, a pure form of Ecstasy, on him.

"He immediately got pulled out the car, cops searched him, and put him back into the cop car," said witness David Castro.

Police said McGhee, who is currently on probation for another drug charge, also had a large sum of money on him.

McGhee was charged with trafficking a controlled substance. He has since bonded out of jail.

Medical professionals said they're seeing a rise in the number of younger people who are taking the dangerous drug.

As police work to get the synthetic drug off the streets, doctors hope people think before they swallow a dangerous pill.

 “Along with the euphoric effects, it increases the heart rate, it increases blood pressure, it increases body temperature,” said Centra Care Medical Director Timothy Hendrix.

Hendrix said those who take the popular drug are at risk of overdosing on it.