On Friday, May 25, federal prosecutors held a press conference at U.S. Attorney Deridre M. Daly’s New Haven office to announce charges related to the Molly overdoses of several Wesleyan students in February. Authorities charged two former Wesleyan students, expelled after their arrests, with selling illegal drugs tainted with “Spice” or “K2” earlier this semester.
Representatives of three law enforcement agencies announced at the press conference that a federal grand jury has indicted the students with charges related to the sale of Molly on campus.
The students are accused of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute MDMA and AB Fubinaca, the scientific names of the synthetic components of Molly. Additionally, they are accused of one count of attempted distribution of MDMA and distribution of AB Fubinaca. Each of the charges carries a possible prison sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million.
Additionally, the students are accused of selling MDMA within one thousand feet of a private college. This charge carries a minimum prison sentence of one year and a maximum of up to 40 years, as well as a fine of up to $2 million.