Ex-student pleads guilty in Wesleyan University overdoses

A former Wesleyan University student pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal drug charge stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent 11 people to hospitals earlier this year. Zachary Kramer of Bethesda, Maryland, pleaded guilty in federal court in New Haven to conspiracy to possess and distribute the synthetic party drug MDMA — known as Molly — and synthetic marijuana. Kramer is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10. Prosecutors are recommending one year to 18 months in prison. Prosecutors said 10 Wesleyan students and another person overdosed in February after taking what they thought was Molly they got from people supplied by Kramer, but tests showed it contained AB Fubinaca, a synthetic cannabinoid. Two students nearly died, including one who had to be revived when his heart stopped beating. Synthetic drugs have…


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