Sen. Schumer speaks out against 'Molly'

By Chelsea Bishop

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Sen. Charles Schumer is speaking out against the club drug that goes by the street name "Molly."

After three recent deaths in relation to overdosing, Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing a new plan to make it difficult to manufacture the drug.

He spoke on the dangers of the drug Sunday, saying, "If you go after them early, you can save a lot of lives and prevent a lot of heart ache. If you wait around until it really becomes an epidemic, it's big trouble."

Schumer believed Americans do not understand the dangers the substance poses, and wants everyone to be aware of its street name.

Since the drug is made of hallucinogenic chemicals that are not banned by federal law, it is easy to manufacture, and Schumer's plan would specifically target labs where Molly is made.