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#TestIt Alert issued for Salt Lake City, UT

#TestIt Alert issued for Salt Lake City, UT
A clear capsule containing a white, crystalline substance sold as Molly/MDMA was sourced from West Valley, UT, but submitted from Salt Lake City. This sample tested as N-Ethylpentylone, a substituted cathinone. Little is known about N-Ethylpentylone and its effects, as its physiological and toxicological actions have not been characterized. Read more
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News Jun 27, 2018

#TestIt Alert issued for New York, NY & Ventura, CA

#TestIt Alert issued for New York, NY & Ventura, CA
A capsule containing a tan, crystalline substance sold as MDMA was sourced from Ventura, CA but submitted from New York, NY. This sample tested as Methylone, a synthetic cathinone. According to the EcstasyData.org, the Marquis reagent turned yellow, the Mecke reacted a yellow/orange color, and Mandelin turned orange. Read more
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News Jun 25, 2018

#TestIt Alert issued for Boynton Beach, FL

#TestIt Alert issued for Boynton Beach, FL
A white colored ‘Watson’ pill sold as Percocet (Oxycodone and acetaminophen) was submitted from Boynton Beach, FL but tested as U-47700 (nicknamed “U4,” “pink,” or “pinky”), a highly potent synthetic opioid that is about 7.5 times the potency of morphine. Read more
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News Jun 18, 2018

Second #TestIt Alert This Week Issued for Chicago, IL

Second #TestIt Alert This Week Issued for Chicago, IL
An peach colored “Pink Bartok” tablet with was submitted from Chicago, IL. This sample was sold as Ecstasy/MDMA, but did not test as such. It was found to contain 3 (active) parts Methylsulfonylmethane (an organic sulfur-containing compound that is often take as a joint health supplement), 2 (active) parts caffeine, and 1 (active) part methamphetamine. Read more
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News Jun 7, 2018

#TestIt Alert Issued for Chicago, IL

#TestIt Alert Issued for Chicago, IL
An orange Donald Trump tablet with was submitted from Chicago, IL. This sample was sold as Ecstasy/MDMA, but did not test as such. It was found to contain 5 (active) parts Methylsulfonylmethane (an organic sulfur-containing compound that is often take as a joint health supplement), 2 (active) parts caffeine, and 1 (active) part methamphetamine. Read more
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News Jun 4, 2018

#TestIt Alert Issued for St. Paul, MN

#TestIt Alert Issued for St. Paul, MN
#TestIt Alert Issued for St. Paul, MN Two pressed tablets sourced from St. Paul, Minnesota were sold as MDMA but did not test as such. The first pill is a white and light blue round, domed lightning bolt tablet (pictured left). The pill tested as caffeine and methamphetamine. The sender notes that the tablet “failed reagent testing.” According to ... Read more
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News Dec 29, 2017

Myth: You Can’t Test for Fentanyl in Street Drugs

Myth: You Can’t Test for Fentanyl in Street Drugs
Yes, you can and should test your drugs for fentanyl! With the rise of fentanyl-cut drugs on the black market, testing your substances is more important than ever. Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid knowingly fatal at low quantities, is being used recklessly as an adulterant in heroin, and now more recently in cocaine, across the United States and Canada. ... Read more
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News Dec 18, 2017

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing
Last week, DanceSafe began offering fentanyl testing strips for purchase on its website in response to the ever-growing number of deaths related to fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioid analogues. While the testing strips can identify most fentanyl-related analogues, there are still limitations that every consumer and harm reductionist should be aware ... Read more
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News Jul 28, 2017