#TestIt Alert: Purple heart-shaped ecstasy tablet found to contain MDMA and N-Methylethylone in Charlotte, NC

#TestIt Alert: Purple heart-shaped ecstasy tablet found to contain MDMA and N-Methylethylone in Charlotte, NC

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern

7304_lgA purple heart tablet submitted to ecstasydata.org was sold as Ecstasy/MDMA, but tested as MDMA and N-Methylethylone. The sample was both sourced in and submitted from Charlotte, NC.

The tablet was heart-shaped with flecks of glitter in it, and no score line on the back. According to EcstasyData.org, the Marquis reagent reacted purple, Mecke changed from blue to a dark blue, and Mandelin changed to a purple-brown. It should be noted that EcstasyData is currently retesting this sample to confirm the ratio of MDMA to N-Methylethylone. N-Methylethylone is a synthetic cathinone with very little history of human use, so very little data regarding potential risks is available.

Synthetic cathinones are capable of producing higher levels of stimulation than MDMA alone; before ingesting this class of drug, consider any deleterious impacts that heightened blood pressure and heart rate may have on your body.

We urge our community to keep in mind that drug markets are expansive and that this adulterated MDMA pill may appear in places other than its source and submission location. Test before you ingest to avoid taking misrepresented substances, and so you can adjust your intention, set, and setting appropriately to minimize risks. You can purchase your DanceSafe test kit here.

The purpose of #TestIt Alerts is to alert the public to misrepresented substances circulating in their region. We neither condemn nor condone drug use, but rather want people to be aware of what they are ingesting so they can take steps to minimize risks.

Since 1998, DanceSafe has been keeping the electronic music and nightlife communities safe. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we provide free harm reduction services at music festivals and nightlife events across the nation. All proceeds from the sales of our drug checking kits go back into the organization so we can continue to provide our services to our communities for free. By purchasing a kit, you are not only helping keep you and your friends safe, you are also contributing to the harm reduction movement. Thank you for your support!

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