New York male arrested following Electric Zoo 2013 death
Federal authorities arrive with positive news just as the sixth anniversary of Electric Zoo approaches: the man supposedly responsible for supplying Molly to Jeffrey Russ, one of two EZoo attendees who passed away last summer, has been arrested.
23-year-old Patrick Morgan of upstate New York was taken into custody early on Wednesday and is facing multiple charges of drug possession, distribution and conspiracy. In the summer of 2013 Morgan reportedly sold nearly 80 pills to a friend of Russ for about $1,100. Morgan is also accused of selling Russ and his friends Molly for a show that took place in Buffalo, NY earlier that August.
Morgan was arrested after Russ’s friend sent him a text message that read, “Hey it was great to see you last week. Glad we got to talk about Jeff a little it was bugging me. Just know that I no longer blame us for giving the molly to him because it was him that made the mistake of taking too much.” Morgan’s response, “Yeah man u too call me whenever you want,” served as further incriminating evidence.
The suspect now faces up to 20 years in prison for each of the charges filed.