#TestIt Alert: Black gel tab submitted from Dallas contains unidentified chemicalKristin Karas
By: DanceSafe Staff
According to Ecstasydata.org, a black, opaque gel tab sourced from Vienna, Austria, but submitted from Dallas, TX contains LSD and 2mg of an unidentified substance. The lab, which uses GC/MS methods to identify purity of a sample, “did not have a matching substance in their internal database and has not been able to confirm the substance’s identity.” The sender noted that the sample reacted brown with the Ehrlich reagent.
There are currently no reagent results for this submission, as the lab is working on the reagent test reactions for this sample. “The medium makes reagent testing more complicated,” states the notes from Ecstasydata.org. “It may not be possible to yield useful colors, because the pH conditions required to dissolve the gel affect the reagent even when dried.” This is a good reminder of the limitations of the reagents: that the medium may affect or alter the results of reagent tests, preventing accurate analysis of the color change. If this is the case, best practice is to submit a sample of the substance to Ecstasydata.org and wait for results to be published before consuming.
We urge our community to keep in mind that drug markets are expansive and these gel tabs may appear in locations other than the submission’s origins. Always test before you ingest to avoid ingesting misrepresented substances. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here.
If you test a misrepresented substance, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of #TestIt Alerts is to alert the public to misrepresented substances in the unregulated, prohibition-driven drug markets. We neither condemn nor condone drug use, but rather want people to be aware of what they intend on ingesting so they can take steps to minimize risks associated with use of a particular substance.
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