An undercover investigation led Arlington Police Wednesday to arrest two men on charges including possession of the drug “Molly” with the intent to distribute, police said.
Brandon Holladay, 23, of Winchester, and Nico Marrocco, 19, of Peabody, were both arrested on charges of possession with the intent to distribute a Class B substance and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Marrocco was also arrested on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice.
Police said an undercover Arlington Police detective who is part of the Middlesex County Drug Task Force contacted Holladay Wednesday requesting to buy the drug “Molly,” which is a form of Ecstasy. The drug has gained notoriety recently following the death of a woman who allegedly overdosed on the drug at the House of Blues in Boston.
According to a police report, Holladay said he could sell the undercover officer “Molly,” but first he would have to take him to a house in Arlington to pick it up. Around 12:35 p.m. Wednesday the undercover officer met Holladay and a second man later identified as Marroco and they directed him to a home in Arlington to get the drug. Police are not releasing the address of the home, but said it is well known to the department for drug related complaints.
Holladay went into the home and came back out about 10 minutes later with four small baggies containing what he said was “white Molly,” according to the police report.
Holladay said that his friend in the house would be getting the rest of the “Molly” the undercover officer had requested later, police said.
Once the undercover officer left the area with Holladay and Marrocco in the car, he pulled over on Hutchinson Road and police then approached the vehicle with badges displayed and placed Holladay and Marrocco under arrest. They were scheduled to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court today.