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#TestIt Alert: Bag of pink powder sold in Sacramento, CA as 2C-B but actually contains caffeine, ketamine, and MDMA

#TestIt Alert: Bag of pink powder sold in Sacramento, CA as 2C-B but actually contains caffeine, ketamine, and MDMA
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of bright pink powder was sourced and sold in Sacramento, CA as 2C-B but actually contains caffeine, ketamine, and MDMA.  The sample turned purple in the presence of the Marquis reagent, blue-green in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and green to purple in the presence of the Mandelin reagent.  Caffeine is ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Brown powder in capsule sold in San Gabriel, CA as MDMA but actually contains methamphetamine, MDA, ketamine, methylsulfonylmethane, and phenacetin

#TestIt Alert: Brown powder in capsule sold in San Gabriel, CA as MDMA but actually contains methamphetamine, MDA, ketamine, methylsulfonylmethane, and phenacetin
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A capsule full of black-brown and off-white speckled powder was sold in San Gabriel, CA as MDMA but actually contains methamphetamine, ketamine, MDA, methylsulfonylmethane, and phenacetin. The sample was submitted from Redondo Beach, CA.  The sample turned orange to brown in the presence of the Marquis reagent, ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Capsule of tan powder sold in San Gabriel, CA as psilocybin but actually contains methamphetamine, ketamine, MDA, 2C-B, ergosterol, methylsulfonylmethane, and phenacetin

#TestIt Alert: Capsule of tan powder sold in San Gabriel, CA as psilocybin but actually contains methamphetamine, ketamine, MDA, 2C-B, ergosterol, methylsulfonylmethane, and phenacetin
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A capsule of tan powder was sold in San Gabriel, CA as psilocybin but actually contains methamphetamine, ketamine, MDA, 2C-B, ergosterol, methylsulfonylmethane, and psilocybin. The sample was submitted from Redondo Beach, CA.  The sample turned orange to brown in the presence of the Marquis reagent, purple-brown in ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round, blue pill with “E” and “8” divided by a score line on one side sold in St. Paul, MN as Oxycodone but actually contains fentanyl, 4-ANPP, and lidocaine

#TestIt Alert: Round, blue pill with “E” and “8” divided by a score line on one side sold in St. Paul, MN as Oxycodone but actually contains fentanyl, 4-ANPP, and lidocaine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light blue pill with “E” and “8” on one side, separated by a score line, and no markings on the other side was sold in St. Paul, MN as Oxycodone, but actually contains fentanyl, 4-ANPP, and lidocaine. The sample was submitted from St. Paul, MN.  The sample turned light yellow in the presence of the Marquis ... Read more
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Better detection means better protection – help us implement advanced drug checking technology at events by 2020!

Better detection means better protection – help us implement advanced drug checking technology at events by 2020!
Today, we are launching our #FTIRASAP fundraising campaign in hopes to become the first-ever US-based nightlife harm reduction organization to offer confirmatory testing at events! This means we are raising money to implement our advanced testing technology program, which includes the purchase of two FTIR spectrometers, as further explained below. Read more
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News Nov 18, 2019

Welcome DanceSafe to Ohio

Welcome DanceSafe to Ohio
Ohio, WE ARE COMING TO YOU! We are excited to announce the addition of Ohio DanceSafe to our team. Ohio DanceSafe will provide services throughout the state including Cleavland, Columbus, and the surrounding areas. Additional areas may be serviced upon request as organizational capacity allows. Read more
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News Nov 15, 2019

#TestIt Alert: Baggie of white powder sold in Milwaukee, WI as cocaine but actually contains fentanyl, amphetamine, and levamisole

#TestIt Alert: Baggie of white powder sold in Milwaukee, WI as cocaine but actually contains fentanyl, amphetamine, and levamisole
By: Rachel Clark, Private Contractor A baggie of white powder was sold in Milwaukee, WI as cocaine but actually contains fentanyl, amphetamine, and levamisole. The report was submitted from Oberlin, Ohio.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, dark orange in the presence of the Liebermann reagent, green in the presence of the ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Substance in unspecified form sold in Knoxville, TN as heroin but actually contains caffeine, diphenhydramine, an unidentified chemical, acetaminophen, and fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Substance in unspecified form sold in Knoxville, TN as heroin but actually contains caffeine, diphenhydramine, an unidentified chemical, acetaminophen, and fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, Private Contractor Two pieces of cotton soaked in the residue from a spoon and cooker that were used to inject a sample sold as heroin were submitted from Knoxville, TN, and were found to contain caffeine, diphenhydryamine (Benadryl), an unidentified chemical, acetaminophen, and fentanyl.  The sample turned brown in the presence of the ... Read more
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#BanFacialRecognition: Facial recognition is anti-harm reduction and inconsistent with consent culture

#BanFacialRecognition: Facial recognition is anti-harm reduction and inconsistent with consent culture
DanceSafe is a public health nonprofit that provides harm reduction services, such as fact-based drug education and drug checking, at live music and other events. However, we believe that our mission extends into cultural harm reduction, including providing consent education and educating our community about highly problematic developments in the live ... Read more
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News Oct 29, 2019

#TestIt Alert: Light pink Mario star tablet sold in New York, NY as MDMA but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine

#TestIt Alert: Light pink Mario star tablet sold in New York, NY as MDMA but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A light pink Mario star tablet with eyes pressed into both sides was sold in New York, NY as MDMA but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine. The sample was submitted from Raleigh, NC.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow with the Mecke reagent, and did not react with the ... Read more
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