Fifth Wesleyan Student Arrested in Molly Overdose Case: Police

A fifth Wesleyan University student was charged Friday after 11 of their piers were taken to the hospital after allegedly overdosing on MDMA, or "Molly," late last month. 

Abhimanyu Janamanchi, 21, of Rockville, Maryland, turned himself in at Middletown Police headquarters on Friday and has been charged with two counts of distribution of a hallucinogen, two counts of possession of hallucinogen, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Janamanchi was held on a $50,000 court-set bond and he is set to appear in court.

The other students were arrested on Feb. 25 on drug charges.

The arrests come after medical personnel responded to two campus dormitories and a home on High Street in Middletown known as the "Eclectic Society House."

Police found 11 students suffering from the effects of an overdose on Molly and all of them were taken to area hospitals. Their current conditions are unclear. 

A student who lives there would only describe those affected as "sweet people."

Police are continuing to investigate.

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