NEW YORK – A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report has determined that the average glass of New York City tap water contains 11% Molly and 6% Percocet (Oxycodone).
The highest concentration of Molly, a party drug which consists of methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, and Percocet, a prescription pain relief pill, were found in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.
According to Dr. Johnathan Eisenberg of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, “Residents and visitors to the city dispose of narcotics and prescription drugs down the toilet and in the drain. This happens consistently over the weekend possibly due to the amount parties around the city. Despite the fact that New York has some of the cleanest water in the country, it is not filtered like other cities. Due to the lack of filtration systems, many of the chemicals from these drugs remain in the water supply.”
New Yorkers were not shocked by the findings but did offer their opinions on the EPA’s findings. Manhattan resident, Michael Clark told the NY Post, “I remember the late 70’s and early 80’s when the water had more cocaine in it. That was a healthier and more reliable party drug. This generation is all about the “turn-up” so it’s not as much fun in my opinion.”
Others felt differently about the water, expressing their satisfaction,. “I’m proud to drink eight glasses a day. I’m not sure who’s dumping their drugs down the drain but keep up the great work,” said Robert Smith.
To further elaborate on the how and why such high amounts of these substances are found in the drinking water, Dr. Ovorbo Malachoff said, “A lot has to do with drug dealers dumping their stash down the toilet before getting caught by police. New York also has a lot of pain pill abusers who also try to get rid of the pills down the drain before they go off to rehab. Furthermore, given the amount of party-goers and addicts in the area, there is a consensus that these numbers will only increase in the years to come.”