#TestIt Alert: Light orange Oxy 30 sold in Portland, OR found to contain fentanyl

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light orange Oxy 30 tablet with “M” on one side and a score line with “30” above it on the other was sold in Portland, OR as oxycodone (30mg), and delivered a positive test for containing fentanyl. This means that when dissolved and exposed to a test strip, the strip produced only one red line instead of two.  Fentanyl is a highly deadly adulterant of many substances currently circulating in the U.S., particularly opioids. Black market Oxy 30s are among the most common carriers of fentanyl. Since fentanyl is an extremely powerful opioid, it mimics...

#TestIt Alert issued for Charlotte, Miami, and General Public

A small, blue pressed pill was sourced in Charlotte, NC but submitted to EcstasyData.org from Miami, FL. This sample was sold as Oxycodone, but did not test as such. The pill was found to contain fentanyl, a very potent synthetic opioid. The pill was stamped with “A 215” on the front, resembling an Oxycodone tablet, but is indeed counterfeit.

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. Understandably, some people may be under the impression that there is no way to test for fentanyl as it is not detectable with current drug checking reagents, the most common form of drug checking available to the public. And up until pretty recently,...