Two men were arrested Monday on U.S. Route 202 in Manchester during a traffic stop in which Kennebec County Sheriff’s deputies found 20 grams of the street drug Molly and 1 gram of ketamine, which is an anesthetic, according to a news release from Sheriff Ryan Reardon.

During a traffic stop about 11 p.m., deputies discovered that driver Eric Worthing, 30, of Industry, had a suspended license and was the subject of an arrest warrant in connection with driving with a suspended license. Worthing was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; trafficking in MDMA, also known as ecstasy or Molly; and unlawful possession of ketamine. Bail was set at $2,500 cash.

The passenger, Adrien Sanders, 30, of Rochester, New Hampshire, was wanted on a warrant in New Hampshire for failing to appear in court on a cocaine charge, according to the news release. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice and held without bail.

“This was not a small amount of MDMA and would not be considered ‘user’ quantities,” Reardon said in the release.

He said these types of “designer drugs and other minor tranquilizers” are appearing more frequently on the streets.


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