Decoding Teen Drug Codes
CHARLOTTE, NC- Have you seen molly? It's a question about a drug, not a girl.
She's popular on the music scene. hiding behind a friendly name, the dangerous drug is a pure form of MDMA or ecstasy.
Pills sell for about $20 dollars and powder can cost up to $100 dollars a gram.
"Have you seen Molly around? If it's your drug dealer, they'd say yeah I've seen Molly around and that's how the transaction would go down," said Max Karzhanovskiy, a Mint Hill resident.
"Majority of the time in public. Like yo, you got some ice? They say yeah I got some because nobody would really know what that is," said Karzhanovskiy.
Other common codes are "Dream" for cocaine and "Bluebirds" for Roxicodone.
"I just never heard of that and that bothers me with a soon to be teenager and all the older kids around the neighborhood," said Sarell Hochstetler, an Indian Trail resident.
"A lot of parents will monitor online or check their kid's phones or they'll hear things in passing, but they're not aware of the terms, so they just let it go," said Dr. Jerry Weichman, an adolescent psychologist and parenting expert.
For parents, the street language is foreign and scary.
"They just don't want people to know what they're doing or what they're hiding," said Pat Boyle, a Matthews resident.
Some other codes for ecstasy are roll, beans and loves. For marijuana - there's kush or chronic and for cocaine - Aunt nora or coastal.
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