MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA -- Two men were sentenced Wednesday in federal court for trafficking in what prosecutors are calling a "club drug." Lewis Aaron Nixon III, 27, of Oklahoma City and Lorenzo Cottrell Marable, 24, of Michigan each received a prison sentence of 4 years and 9 months, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Woodward.
Both men had pleaded guilty in February to the trafficking charge.
The two men were pulled over for a traffic violation by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 44 near Vinita on December 15, 2009. No one in the vehicle had a valid driver's license, according to police, and a drug dog alerted to the vehicle.
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The trooper found 6,000 pills of Benzylpiperazine, a schedule I controlled drug also known as "Molly," "Legal E," or "Legal X." The pills were stored in three 32-ounce mouthwash bottles.
The drug is used at all-night parties for its stimulant properties and so is known as a club drug. It is considered a Schedule 1 controlled drug with a high potential for abuse and no known medical use.
The case again Nixon and Marable is the first time anyone has been tried in Oklahoma for trafficking in the drug.