GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) The term "molly" isn't a reference to your teen's best friend, but it's another name for a crystal or powder form of the drug MDMA.
Parents and teachers got a dose of reality Tuesday night when Mesa County Deputy Chad Williams spoke to them about the use of molly, ecstasy, and generation 3 synthetic drugs. Parents were surprised to hear that these drugs have been seen at the middle school level.
Deputy Williams spoke to those in attendance about the damage the drugs have on the development of the brain, and how to spot someone that may be on those drugs. This is something both teachers and parents alike have an interest in so they can help prevent the problem.
"I think it's alarming that it's getting younger and younger over the years and now that we are seeing that we're doing the best we can to prevent that. I think the more that we have prevention the more we can get the word out there and try to educate I think that we can kind of get a grasp on this,” says Hal Tepleton, assistant principal, Mount Garfield Middle School.
Deputy Williams will be presenting the 2nd class of a 3 part series on teens and prescription drugs and heroin abuse. This class will be held on November 19th. Time and a location have not yet been determined.