Police break up $39,000 'Molly' deal in Northeast Baltimore

Police break up $39K "Molly" deal in Northeast Baltimore.

Four kilograms of the party drug "Molly" were seized when authorities broke up a drug deal in the parking lot behind a Northeast Baltimore restaurant on Friday, court records show.

Baltimore Police officers and federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations received a detailed tip that a shipment of MDMC, more commonly known as "Molly," was set to be delivered on Friday afternoon, police wrote in court records.

Officers set up surveillance in the area of Northern Parkway and Harford Road and saw a car matching a description of one of the participants pull into the rear parking lot of Valentino's restaurant, police said.

After police said they watched the exchange of a black backpack and a shopping bag, as described by the tipster, they moved in and arrested two men. 

Police said one of the men was carrying $39,900 in cash, and seized approximately four kilograms of "Molly."

Court documents say both men were arrested, and court records show the alleged buyer has since been charged in U.S. District Court: Damonan Owens Irby, 32. Court records show he made an initial appearance in court on Monday and was ordered held.

jfenton@baltsun.com

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