June 20 #TestItTuesday Alert: Darth Vader Presses Sold As MDMA Testing As Caffeine and MethamphetamineMadalyn McElwain
Darth Vader-shaped pills (also called “Multicolored Face”) sold in Birmingham, Alabama as ecstasy (MDMA) are testing as caffeine and methamphetamine. Test results were published on June 13, and reactions on Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin are consistent. The appearance of the tablet is multicolored, purplish grey with white lines. Mixing two stimulants such as caffeine and methamphetamine can be dangerous or fatal, as it causes a rise in heart and breathing rates.
With the prevalence of highly adulterated substances in today’s vast-reaching and unregulated black market, it is vital to always test before you ingest. Purchasing a DanceSafe drug checking kit can help you identify highly misrepresented or adulterated drugs, and can give you the information you need to make healthy and informed lifestyle choices. The drug checking kits have a shelf life of 6-8 months if refrigerated and can be used up to 75 times. In addition to testing your substances, always be sure to check online resources such as ecstasydata.org for up-to-date lab analysis of various street drugs. You should also conduct research on erowid.org to educate yourself on the effects, durations, and dosages of the drug before you consume.