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#TestIt Alert: Continued reports of fatal overdoses from cocaine adulterated with (likely) fentanyl in Chicago, IL

By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator In early August, we released an alert notifying the public of fentanyl’s increasing prevalence as a potentially deadly adulterant in cocaine. As September quickly approaches, we have received new reports of a huge spike in overdoses in Melrose Park, IL - a suburb...

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#TestIt Alert: DMT and ketamine sold in Chicago, IL test positive for fentanyl or its analogs

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor We have recently received a concerning report about a sample of ketamine and a sample of DMT in the Northwest Chicago suburbs testing positive for fentanyl. Although fentanyl showing up in either of these substances is rare, it has been known to happen. Broadly, there are...

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#TestIt Alert: Off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, quinine, 6-acetylcodeine, 6-acetylmorphine, and heroin

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor An off-white powder in a clear baggie with the design ‘Smoke 8FV’ on it was sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, quinine, 6-acetylcodeine, 6-acetylmorphine, and heroin. The sample was submitted from Chicago, IL.  The sample turned light purple (slowly) in the presence...

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#TestIt Alert: Off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as heroin but actually contains diphenhydramine, quinine, and fentanyl

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A purple bag of off-white powder was sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains diphenhydramine, quinine, and fentanyl. The sample was submitted from Chicago, IL.  The sample turned orange/yellow in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow in the presence of the Mecke reagent,...

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