Two Men Arrested for Allegedly Selling Ecstasy, Causing Six Overdoses at Club Pure in Sayreville NJ
Recently, two (2) men were arrested for possession and distribution of Ecstasy, a popular party drug sometimes referred to as “Molly.”
21-year-old Paterson NJ resident Jesus E. Quinones and 18-year-old Garfield NJ resident Kevin S. Lozanoerazo were arrested at Club Pure, a nightspot in Sayreville, New Jersey. Mr. Quinones and Mr. Lozanoerazo allegedly distributed the drugs to underage persons of ages ranging from 15 to 18. According to police, six (6) individuals at the club were hospitalized for drug overdoses.
Ecstasy is a form of MDMA that has become fashionable among partygoers in New Jersey. Ecstasy is classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule I controlled substance.
In New Jersey, Ecstasy distribution is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. As set forth by the statute, the penalties for distribution of Ecstasy vary, depending on the type and quantity of illicit substances. An offense involving a quantity of at least one (1) ounce can be classified as a second degree felony. If Mr. Quinones and Mr. Lozanoerazo are convicted of second degree distribution of Ecstasy, they could each face sentences of up to ten (10) years in state prison.
While awaiting trial, Mr. Quinones and Mr. Lozanoerazo are being held at Middlesex County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail amounts of $5,000.00 each.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Two Charged with Distributing Ecstasy at Club Pure After Six Teens Hospitalized for Overdose.“