Police find $3M of 'Molly' at Morrow home

Police find $3M of 'Molly' at Morrow home

Posted: Updated:

Police in Clayton County say they found $3 million worth of the drug "Molly" at a home on Thursday.

Officers said they served a search warrant at a home on Monterey Drive in the Morrow area on Thursday night. Police said they had received tips that drug activity was happening at the home.

Inside the home, authorities say they found 22 kilos of the drug known as "Molly," which is a form of the drug MDMA.  The drug carries a street value of more than $3 million, according to police.

Authorities also found 14 rifles stashed throughout the home. In addition, three vehicles were seized.

Two people were taken into custody: 34-year-old Willie Bourda III and 29-year-old Joseph Bourda. They face possession and drug trafficking charges.

Ashlee Barton, who said she was a lifelong neighbor of the men, said she was stunned to hear of what police found in the home.

"They were real good people. I thought they were smarter than that," Barton said.

Barton said she never saw anything out of the ordinary going on at the house.

Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter applauded the citizens who provided authorities with the tips that led to the search.

Molly is gaining popularity as a party drug. The Georgia Poison Center of Atlanta said they had about 50 calls concerning the drug in all of 2012. This year, they've already had 69. They said that patients range from teens to people in their late-20s.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:25:56 GMT
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
  • Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:19:40 GMT
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car got rear ended by a suspected drunk driver.  The officer, who is a member of the department's HEAT DUI unit, was working a traffic stop
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices