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

#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 outside of Chicago – ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths

#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 from using ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Light blue round “Percocet” 30mg sold in Portland/Gresham, OR tests positive for fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Light blue round “Percocet” 30mg sold in Portland/Gresham, OR tests positive for fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light blue pill with “30” on one side over a score line was sold in Portland/Gresham, OR as Percocet 30mg, and tested positive for fentanyl using a strip test performed by the submitter. A pill from this batch reportedly induced an opioid overdose in a person who took it prior to testing. Percocet is the ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Bag of grey/off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as dope (heroin) but actually contains heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, etizolam, 6-acetylcodeine, noscapine, quinine, fentanyl, niacinamide, and xylazine

#TestIt Alert: Bag of grey/off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as dope (heroin) but actually contains heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, etizolam, 6-acetylcodeine, noscapine, quinine, fentanyl, niacinamide, and xylazine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A bag of grey/off-white powder was sold in Chicago, IL as heroin but actually contains heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, etizolam, 6-acetylcodeine, noscapine, quinine, fentanyl, niacinamide, and xylazine. The sample was submitted from Chicago, IL.  The sample turned purple in the presence of the Marquis reagent, ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Tan/light brown powder sold in Minneapolis, MN as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, acetylfentanyl, and heroin

#TestIt Alert: Tan/light brown powder sold in Minneapolis, MN as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, acetylfentanyl, and heroin
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A bag of tan/light brown powder was sold in Minneapolis, MN as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, acetylfentanyl, and heroin. The sample was submitted from Minneapolis, MN.  The sample did not react in the presence of the Marquis, Mecke, or Mandelin reagents, and was tested twice for certainty.  Fentanyl is ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Baggie of tan powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains exclusively fentanyl

#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 light brown in the presence of the Mandelin ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Baggie of blue powder sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine

#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 did not react in the presence of ... 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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#TestIt Alert: Light orange Oxy 30 sold in Portland, OR found to contain fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Light orange Oxy 30 sold in Portland, OR found to contain fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light orange Oxy 30 tablet with “M” on one side and a score line with “30” above it on the other was sold in Portland, OR as oxycodone (30mg), and delivered a positive test for containing fentanyl. This means that when dissolved and exposed to a test strip, the strip produced only one red line instead of ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round light cyan pill with ‘M30’ stamped inside of a square on one side sold in San Luis, AZ as Oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP

#TestIt Alert: Round light cyan pill with ‘M30’ stamped inside of a square on one side sold in San Luis, AZ as Oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A light cyan round tablet with ‘M30’ in a rounded rectangular square on one side and a score line with a ‘30’ above it on the other was sold as Oxycodone in San Luis, AZ, but tested as acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP. The sample was both sourced in and submitted from San Luis, AZ. The sample ... Read more
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