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Possible Synthetic Drug Found In Halifax Shooter's Car

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Police say they found a bottle of Molly Water 75% empty in Jonathan Rodriguez-Jeff's car. Now they're trying to determine if it was a synthetic drug that led to the shooting spree.

Police say Jonathan Rodriguez-Jeff fired a shotgun at motorists near Halifax Medical Center early Sunday morning. Police say he then shot up two parked cars, and shot his way through the front doors of the hospital. Witnesses say he went to the second floor and pistol whipped two nurses, sexually assaulted one and threatened to kill them before taking his own life.

Now police say they will test the bottle of Molly Water from Rodriguez-Jeff's car. Something police think might have led to a psychotic episode.

Jimmie Flynt with Daytona Beach Police says, "There was some liquid left in the bottle. It's gonna be sent to the FDLE crime lab for analysis."

Molly Water is sold as a supplement to the street drug and promises to keep Molly users hydrated and extend the high.

Molly is a synthetic form of Ecstasy, that police say is found on the street with things mixed into it like lighter fluid, which can make people irritable , hallucinate, even have fits of rage.

Flynt says, "It all depends on the chemical imbalance of your body. Drugs can cause you to do things that uh, one person could take it and have no effect, another could take it and it will be something different."

Police know Rodriquez-Jeff had been at Razzles nightclub before the shooting but so far there are no witnesses who say they saw Rodriguez-Jeff taken any drugs or drink the Molly Water.

Police say they are seeing more of this Molly on the streets in Daytona Beach.

They are waiting on toxicology reports to come back to see if there were any drugs in Rodriguez-Jeff's system.

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