By: Lucille L., Communications & Social Media Intern, DanceSafe
A red “Lips” tablet sold as ecstasy/MDMA was sourced and submitted from New York, NY. This sample tested as N-Ethylpentylone (a substituted cathinone), methamphetamine, and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Little is known about N-Ethylpentylone and its effects, as its physiological and toxicological actions have not been characterized, although there have been reports of adverse medical incidents and death due to ingestion of the substance.
The tablet is a red-orange color shaped like lips, with no break line. According to EcstasyData.org, the Marquis and Mecke reagents turned orange/yellow, and Mandelin turned orange to brown.
We urge our community to keep in mind that drug markets are expansive and these substances may appear in locations other than the submission’s origins. Always test before you ingest to avoid ingesting misrepresented substances. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here.
If you test a misrepresented substance, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in a #TestIt Alert.
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