Tuesday: A Drug & A Death

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Police in Canton are investigating the death of a popular SUNY Canton hockey player.

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They say it may be related to a drug named 'Molly.'

Cory Bercume, 21, of Potsdam, died late Sunday night, police said.

A source told 7 News reporter John Friot investigators suspect Bercume may have taken a drug with the street name of 'Molly,' which is a pure form of the active ingredient in the well-known drug, 'Ecstacy.'

The source did not specify what led police to suspect the drug. An autopsy was to be done Monday afternoon, but the results of chemical tests will likely take several weeks.

Bercume died after starting a fire in his apartment at 28 1/2 Dies Street. Police said he then injured himself with a hunting knife, made it outside but collapsed and died on the street.

Bercume's team mates have erected a makeshift cross, signed with a variety of messages, and have placed a hockey stick reading 'RIP #7.'

Saturday, August 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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