Molly Marine: US corporal charged with MDMA and LSD trafficking
A 20-year-old US marine has been charged with trafficking psychedelic acid known as LSD and MDMA, the active ingredient in the club drug ecstasy.
Corporal David Pena was arrested during a traffic stop near his base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
He reportedly got caught in a sting operation after receiving the drugs in a controlled package delivery.
Marine accused of trafficking ecstasy & LSD: Onslow County deputies arrested David Pena, 20, on Tuesday. https://t.co/cZ4CMdimQk— WITN Headlines (@WITN) January 13, 2016
Pena is accused of various offenses including possession and transportation of the narcotics as well as intent to manufacture and sell.
He’s currently jailed on a $90,000 bond.
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