Raleigh police charge man, woman with MDMA trafficking

From staff reportsSeptember 5, 2013 

— Police on Wednesday charged a man and woman with trafficking in a popular “party drug” from their Shadetree Lane apartment.

Lauren Vee Kiefer and Timothy Trent Faison Jr., both 19, were arrested at a McDonald’s restaurant at Crabtree Valley Avenue and Blue Ridge Road about 6 p.m., according to arrest reports.

Each was charged with trafficking in MDA/MDMA, known as ecstasy in pill form and as Molly in powder form, and with possession.

Arrest warrants did not specify the form of the drug involved, but police said that the trafficking count involved between 28 and 199 grams of it and the possession count involved 7 grams.

Kiefer and Faison also were each charged with possession of 177 pills of the prescription drug Xanax, which is used to treat anxiety.

Police charged them with maintaining their apartment at 6005 Shadetree Lane as a place to keep and sell drugs, and each was being held Thursday in lieu of $200,000 bail pending a court appearance.

Molly, a name derived from its being the “molecular” form of MDMA, has been available for several years, but it has received attention in recent weeks because overdoses of it are suspected in the deaths of four concert-goers, two in New York City and two in Boston.

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