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#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor In the midst of a global pandemic, America remains entrenched in its opioid crisis, particularly in the context of fentanyl adulteration. However, it is widely assumed that fentanyl is only prevalent as a contaminant in illicitly purchased opioid-like drugs, a sentiment that often disincentivizes buyers...

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#TestIt Alert: Oval-shaped orange pill sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains methamphetamine

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor An oval-shaped orange pill with “30” on one side between a score line and “b 974” on the other was sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains methamphetamine. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of...

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#TestIt Alert: Bag of off-white powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA and fentanyl

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A bag of off-white powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMA-4en-PINACA and fentanyl. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, orange in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and light...

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#TestIt Alert: White powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of white powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.   The sample turned light orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, and fizzed but did not otherwise...

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#TestIt Alert: Baggie of tan powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains exclusively fentanyl

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of tan powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains exclusively fentanyl. The sample was submitted from New Bedford, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, light brown in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and...

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#TestIt Alert: Baggie of blue powder sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of blue powder was sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned yellow in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and...

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