South Beach Ecstasy dealer charged with murder
This is a known epidemic in South Florida ecstacy is rampant
at the clubs and teens are standing in line to get some. Ecstasy is
MDMA. MDMA releases the brain chemical serotonin, elevating mood and
acting as a short-term antidepressant.
- MDMA takes effect 20 to 40 minutes after taking a tablet, with
little rushes of exhilaration which can be accompanied by nausea. 60 to
90 minutes after taking the drug, the user feels the peak effects.
- Sensations are enhanced and the user experiences hightened
feelings of empathy, emotional warmth, and self-acceptance.
- The effects of ‘real’ ecstasy subside after about 3-5 hours.
- Users report that the experience is very pleasant and highly
controllable. Even at the peak of the effect, people can usually deal
with important matters.
MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) ? No bond for a suspected drug dealer accused of selling a teenage girl a deadly dose of Ecstasy.
22-year old Christopher Rodriguez was arrested Sunday and charged with one count of first degree murder in the death of a 15-year old girl.
Miami Beach detectives say Rodriguez met with the teen and several of her friends more than a week ago at a gas station on West 81st Street and 28th Avenue in Hialeah. During that meeting, Rodriguez allegedly sold the teens tabs of the drug for $14 each.
Shortly, after taking the pill, the girl started feeling sick. Her friends rushed her to Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach where her heart stopped. Doctors were able restart her heart, but determined she was brain dead. Five days later she was removed from life support and died.