2 charged in Boston 'Molly' bust

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Daniel Milisi

BOSTON (AP) — Two men face arraignment in Boston after being charged by city police in a bust involving the drug "Molly," which is suspected in several recent deaths and overdoses.

Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Milisi of Boston and 36-year-old Joseph Doolin of Quincy are to be arraigned on drug charges Monday at South Boston District Court.

Police say they arrested Milisi and Doolin at a South Boston bar Friday during a Molly bust. Officers say Milisi tried to shove a small bag in his mouth when officers approached him. Instead, it fell to the floor. Officials say the bag contained powder that can be made into "Molly."

Three people recently overdosed on Molly at the House of Blues club in Boston, including a college student from New Hampshire who died. Molly also is suspected in two recent deaths in New York City.

Molly is a pure form of ecstasy.

Police won't say whether Friday's bust was connected to the recent overdoses.