Over 100 Concert-Goers in Washington State OD on Bad Batch of Molly


The Paradiso Festival — which happened over the weekend in George, Washington — featured electronic sensations like Tiësto and Adventure Club. But apparently a bad batch of drugs also made an appearance at the two-day rumpus, since 100 people overdosed and one person died.

According to the Examiner, the victims were between the ages of 18 and 26:

Drug overdose victims had been told they were getting Ecstasy, which contains the same synthetic drug MDMA as Molly, but instead Quincy Valley Medical Center’s chief nurse, Sarina Fahrner, said what they got was a more potent form of Ecstasy, which contains cocaine, LSD and meth.

Fahrner told KOMO News:

“When you have cocaine and LSD and meth all mixed together, it just does terrible things to your body. Your heart doesn’t tolerate it very well, your breathing does not tolerate it very well.”

Eesh. This seems like a good time to point out that although the event’s website states that there is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to illegal substances, the lineup of the Paradiso Festival included acts named Bro Safari, Infected Mushroom and, um, Designer Drugs. Cough.

[AP, Examiner]

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