19-year-old dies after using drug 'Molly' at Echostage concert venue

A 19-year-old Virginia woman has died after taking the drug "Molly" at Echostage in Northeast D.C., police confirmed to FOX 5.

Victoria Callahan, of Sterling, Virginia, was transported by ambulance in critical condition to MedStar Washington Hospital Center at around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, where she later died.

Callahan was celebrating her 19th birthday at the concert venue.

It is the second Molly-related death in nearly two years at Echostage. University of Virginia student Shelley Goldsmith collapsed after a concert at Echostage back in the summer of 2013. The 19-year-old was also under the influence of Molly.

Echostage is located at 2135 Queens Chapel Road in Northeast D.C. Australian DJ and producer Flume was headlining a show at the venue Wednesday night.

Callahan's death is under investigation and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration is looking into any possible violations from the venue.

"The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) is investigating an incident at Echostage," said ABRA spokesperson Jessie Cornelius. "Since this is an ongoing investigation, no further comment is available at this time. ABRA has not received a closure notice from the Metropolitan Police Department regarding the incident."

Molly is a synthetic psychoactive drug also known as ecstasy and produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception, according to National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is usually taken in tablet form and the term "Molly" refers to the pure crystalline powder form of MDMA, usually sold in capsules.

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