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Deputies: Ecstasy shaped like vitamins seized during traffic stop in Putnam County

During an inventory search of the vehicle, Putnam deputies say they located a backpack with 28 bags of pressed pills.
Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Using a field test kit, the pills tested positive for MDMA.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says two men have been arrested after 28 bags of pressed pills found in a rental vehicle tested positive for MDMA, also called Ecstasy or 'Molly'.

The pills looked like 'Snapchat Ghosts', according to deputies, and could easily be mistaken for children's vitamins.

On Tuesday, deputies say they conducted a traffic stop at State Roads 19 and 100 on a rental vehicle driven by Avery Lee, 31 of Stone Mountain, Georgia. 

Deputies say Lee had a suspended license and upon contacting the rental company, deputies learned Avery was not an authorized driver and the vehicle was overdue for a return. The company then requested deputies impound the vehicle for them to recover.

During an inventory search of the vehicle, Putnam deputies say they located a backpack with 28 bags of pressed pills. Using a field test kit, the deputies say the pills tested positive for MDMA. 

"We want to make our community aware, especially parents and caregivers of children, that these pills were pressed in the shape of a popular icon and essentially look like kids' vitamin pills," said the sheriff's office on Facebook.

The pills weighed about 893 grams and contained approximately 10,000 doses, deputies say.

Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Using a field test kit, the pills tested positive for MDMA.

Lee was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and trafficking phenethylamines of 10 grams or more. 

He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $150,500 bond.

Deputies say a passenger in the vehicle, Keandre Hill, 31, of McDonough, Georgia, was also arrested and charged with trafficking phenethylamines. 

He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $150,000 bond.

Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Avery Lee, 31 of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office
HILL, KEANDRE TIMOTHY

"This was an excellent stop by our road deputies and our Drug and Vice Unit," Sheriff H.D. 'Gator' DeLoach said on Facebook.

 "These pills were clearly meant for distribution into our community and could have easily gotten into the hands of teens and children. We will continue to be vigilant in pursuing those that wish to prey on our community and our residents."

Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Deputies say they located a backpack with 28 bags of pressed pills

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