#TestIt Alert: Red rectangular Red Bull pill with a bull stamped on one side and “Red Bull” stamped on the other, separated by a score line, sold in Dallas, TX as MDMA but actually contains N-Ethylpentylone

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A red, rectangular pill with a bull stamped on one side and the words “Red Bull” stamped on the other, separated by a score line, was sold in Dallas, TX as MDMA but actually contained N-Ethylpentylone. The sample was sourced in Houston, TX and sold in Dallas, TX.  The sample reacted orange/yellow with the Marquis reagent, orange/yellow with the Mecke reagent, and a very slight color change [no color specified] with the Mandelin reagent.  N-Ethylpentylone, otherwise known as ephylone, is a designer drug of the synthetic cathinone (“bath salts”) class. High doses of N-Ethylpentylone (over approximately 80mg)...

#TestIt Alert: Green-blue circular tablet with tan speckles and “A1” stamped on one side sold in the Bay Area, CA as MDMA but actually contains caffeine, MDA, and methylsulfonylmethane

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A round green-blue pill with splotches of tan/brown and “A1” stamped into one side was sold as MDMA in the Bay Area, CA, but actually contains caffeine, MDA, and methylsulfonylmethane. The sample was sourced in Los Angeles, CA, and submitted from the Bay Area, CA.  The sample reacted purple with the Marquis reagent, purple to blue to black with the Mecke reagent, and purple to brown with the Mandelin reagent.  MDA is traditionally considered to be more psychedelic and stimulating than MDMA, with a slightly lower empathogenic profile and marginally longer duration of action. Because of this,...

#TestIt Alert: White circular tablet with multicolored speckles sold in Tampa, FL as MDMA but actually contains exclusively caffeine and methamphetamine

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A round white pill with speckles of color in it was sold in Tampa, FL as MDMA, but actually contained 8 parts caffeine and 1 part methamphetamine. The sample was sourced in Festus, MO and sold in Tampa, FL.  The sample reacted orange with the Marquis reagent, red and yellow with the Mecke reagent, and light blue with the Mandelin reagent.  Due to the very high concentration of stimulants in this pill, potential unwanted side effects may include dangerously heightened blood pressure and heart rate, extensive wakefulness, jaw clenching, and pupil dilation. Individuals with high blood pressure...

#TestIt Alert: Yellow shield-shaped Tesla pill with a score line on the back sold in Miami as MDMA but actually contains primarily three unidentified chemicals in addition to a small amount of MDMA

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A yellow shield-shaped pill with ‘Tesla’ stamped on one side and a score line on the other was sold as MDMA in Miami, FL, but tested as mostly three different unidentified chemicals with a small amount of MDMA. The sample was both sourced in and submitted from Miami, FL.  The sample did not react with Marquis or Mandelin reagents, and turned a very slight blue with the Mecke reagent. Four chemicals were present in the sample, three of which were unidentifiable by the testing system and the fourth of which was MDMA (comprising 1 of the...

#TestIt Alert: Round light cyan pill with ‘M30’ stamped inside of a square on one side sold in San Luis, AZ as Oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A light cyan round tablet with ‘M30’ in a rounded rectangular square on one side and a score line with a ‘30’ above it on the other was sold as Oxycodone in San Luis, AZ, but tested as acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP. The sample was both sourced in and submitted from San Luis, AZ. The sample did not react with Marquis, Mecke, or Mandelin reagents. Despite being sold as Oxycodone, an opioid that is frequently used for recreational purposes, the pill contains acetaminophen (Tylenol; anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic) as well as fentanyl (an extremely...

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