Weather Alert

Accumulating snow ends between midnight and 2-3am as the Snow Storm Winds Down

Some additional bursts of moderate snowfall are likely through midnight with additional snow accumulations of 1"-3" through 2am.  Snowfall rates will rapidly diminish through early Thursday morning as the snowfall becomes light and intermittent with only a bit of patchy light snow or snow grains persisting beyond daybreak on Thanksgiving.
Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

WEATHER ALERT


Weather Alert Radar

Channel 6 News - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Drug called Molly found in Capital Region


The drug known as Molly among people who enjoy using it at musical events is a form of another drug - Ecstacy - that has been around for several years but has made headlines lately with the deaths of three young people in the last week. According to a spokesman for the Albany Police Department and to Sheriff Craig Apple, police officers have confiscated Molly during arrests in the Albany area.

"It's certainly a dangerous drug," says Steven Smith of the APD. "We would encourage people not to take it at all."

Smith says the drug can affect the body's ability to regulate temperature and can lead to dehydration, organ failure and death. It's name comes from the word "molecule". It is the active ingredient in Ecstacy, sometimes described as the "pure form" of Ecstacy. Health experts warns the powder should not be considered pure, partly because it can often be "cut" with other, sometimes dangerous substances.

As dangerous as Molly is, there is another drug in the region that may be causing more trouble: Heroin.

"It's probably the number one drug right now," says Sheriff Craig Apple. "People are using it, people are ODing on it, unfortunately at an extremely high rate. It's so prevalent that a lot of the ambulance squads now carry a drug called Narcan, which counteracts the effect of the heroin."

 

 

 

 
Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!