Former Ansonia resident gets prison time for importing “Molly”

Capsules containing 'Molly' (Image: drugabuse.gov)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A former Ansonia resident is facing nine years in federal prison for importing a controlled substance into the United States.

Waheed Islam, 48, also known as “Max Paine,” was sentenced to nine years in prison with three years of supervised release for importing and distributing “Molly” and violating conditions of supervised release from prior federal conviction.

Molly is the street name for MDMA or ecstasy, a psychoactive drug used to increase pleasure and heighten sensations.

According to court documents, in May 2014, Ansonia Police Department received information that Islam was making and distributing Molly.

During July 2014, a U.S. Postal Inspector reported to police that Islam was receiving packages from China labeled as containing “rock sugar.”

In August 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigation agents found three packages from China at JFK International Airport and the Ansonia Post Office containing more than four pounds of ethylone, a Schedule I controlled substance that is closely related to MDMA.

Islam’s criminal history includes multiple felony crimes of violence, including first degree assault and first degree robbery. He was also sentenced in Hartford federal court for 18 months of imprisonment for illegally buying and possessing body armor.

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